11 Biology (Full or Semester)

Entry Recommendations: 

Satisfactory completion of Year 10 Science.


Students learn about the cellular structures and functions of a range of organisms.  They have the opportunity to engage with the work of Biologists and to join and initiate debates about how Biology impacts on their lives, society, and the environment.  Students design, conduct and gather evidence from their biological investigations.  As they explore a range of relevant issues, students recognise that the body of biological knowledge is constantly changing and increasing through the application of new ideas and technologies.  The course seeks to build on the biological concepts presented in Middle school.  There is a focus on practical investigations and the writing of scientific reports, to reinforce learning and as a preparation for students seeking to continue to Stage 2 Biology.


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio

  • Skills and Applications Tasks