SACE Stage 2 – Biology (Year 12)
Does this subject include an exam?
Successful completion of at least one semester of Stage 1 Biology at C standard is recommended.
The three strands of science to be integrated throughout student learning are:
● science inquiry skills
● science as a human endeavour
● science understanding
Students skills, knowledge, and understanding of these occur in context of the four topics studied:
DNA and Proteins
Cells as the Basis of Life
Students will learn 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 and information, using appropriate terms, conventions, and representations.
Stage 2 Biology can be a prerequisite of university courses including Health Sciences and various Science degrees.