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Stage 1 Biology

SACE Stage 1 – Biology (Year 11)

SACE Credits

10 per semester

Does this subject include an exam?



Successful completion of Year 10 Science at a minimum C grade achievement level.

Course Content

The following topics provide the framework for learning in Stage 1 Biology:

Cells and Microorganisms
Infectious Disease
Multicellular Organisms
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Learning Requirements

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.

Learn more about SACE STAGE ONE

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