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Stage 2 

SACE Stage 2 – Biology (Year 12)

SACE Credits


Does this subject include an exam?



Successful completion of at least one semester of Stage 1 Biology at C standard is recommended.

Course Content

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

  • Homeostasis

  • Evolution


Learning Requirements

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.

Learn more about SACE STAGE TWO

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