• How the chemistry and processes within cells supports their function.
  • About the structure and function of biological systems of organisms (including humans).
  • The underlying theory of natural selection and how your body defends against disease.
  • The scientific method, experimental design and the impact of biology in society.
  • Control variables while investigating photosynthesis and respiration in a laboratory.
  • Explore how organisms maintain balance as their external environment changes.
  • Research genetic variation, DNA and natural selection.
  • Examine the role of scientists in responding to organisms that cause disease.
  • Wants to deepen their understanding of living things and how they work.
  • Would like to make informed decisions about science issues in society and the local community.

Course Overview

You have

  • A strong interest in biological sciences.
  • ‘B’ in Year 10 Australian Curriculum English and Science is recommended.
  • It is generally advised that you enrol in this course in Year 12.

TASC course

Biology 3

May lead to

  • Further study and careers including teaching, nursing, medicine, dietetics, pharmacy, dentistry, childcare, optometry, speech therapy, veterinary science, agriculture, marine science, aquaculture, botany, zoology and developing biotechnologies.