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Curriculum 2023

Biology B


Subject Name Biology B
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway Year 12 Biology
Staff Contact Lisa Dickson


Students investigate and learn about the structure and function of a range of living organisms, how they interact with other living things, and with their environments.  

Topics may include:

  • Exchange Surfaces
    Students will gain a better understanding of how body tissue works to facilitate the movement of important nutrients from one part of the body to the next. Students investigate the role of exchange surfaces such as the nephron and the alveoli in maintaining a healthy internal environment in the human body.  
  • Infectious Diseases
    Students explore the causes and implications of infectious diseases on both local and global communities. Students research historic and contemporary cases, epidemics and outbreaks to analyse key drivers in the spread and control of disease. Students also study the range of medical innovations available to combat new and existing threats.


Investigations Folio  50% 

  • Design Practical Report - 1000 words or equivalent multimodal
  • Science as a Human Endeavour Report - 1000 words or equivalent multimodal  

Skills and Applications Tasks  50% 

  • Exchange Surfaces: Skills Task - 1000 words or equivalent multimodal
  • Semester examination on all topics

Additional Information

An average of a B grade or better in the topic of Biology in Year 10 Science plus teacher’s recommendation is preferred.