Students undertake a course that provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of important concepts in Biology. The core of study will be related to cells, the levels of organisation in living things, genetics, and selected cellular processes. Students will be expected to learn the theory behind these areas in order that they have a high level of scientific literacy and are adequately prepared for future VCE studies. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in numerous practical tasks.
- Basic cellular function and structure
- Tissues, organs and systems
- Protein synthesis
- Patterns of inheritance
- Mitosis and meiosis
- Problem solving
- Analyse and evaluate data, methods and scientific models
- Plan and undertake investigations
- Ethical capabilities
- Communicate and explain scientific ideas
- Conduct investigations to collect and record data
Possible Assessment Tasks
- Research reports
- Practical investigations
Opportunity to visit GTAC (Genetic Technology Access Centre) and practical investigations.
Biology leads to a wide range of careers including (but not limited to) medical field, agriculture, forensic science, bio technology, gene technology, geology, zoology, food technology, microbiology, conservation scientist, nutritionist, education, genetic counsellor, research.