Stage 1 Biology
SACE Stage 1 – Biology (Year 11)
10 per semester
Does this subject include an exam?
Successful completion of Year 10 Science at a minimum C grade achievement level.
The following topics provide the framework for learning in Stage 1 Biology:
Cells and Microorganisms
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
In this subject, students are expected to:
apply science inquiry skills to design and conduct biological investigations, using appropriate procedures and safe, ethical working practices
obtain, record, represent, analyse, and interpret the results of biological investigations
evaluate procedures and results, and analyse evidence to formulate and justify conclusions
develop and apply knowledge and understanding of biological concepts in new and familiar contexts
explore and understand science as a human endeavour
communicate knowledge and understanding of biological concepts, using appropriate terms, conventions, and representations.
At least one semester (preference Semester 1) of Stage 1 Biology is recommended for Stage 2 Biology. A prerequisite for students entering university Health Science and Science courses.