12 Biology

Overview

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.

Examples of tasks/topics

The course begins with a focus on macromolecules that make up all living things. As students’ progress their knowledge is developed to understand the connections to cells, organisms and ecosystems.