The Year 11 course investigates cellular structure and provides a base for understanding the way in which multicellular organisms transport and absorb nutrients and carry out gas exchange. Exploring variations in the structures and functions of organisms provides an understanding of the effects of the environment on living things and how this leads to biodiversity.
The Year 12 course investigates reproduction, inheritance patterns and the causes of genetic variation in both plants and animals. Applications of this knowledge in biotechnology and various genetic technologies are explored in the light of their uses in the treatment, prevention and control of infectious and non-infectious diseases.
The Year 11 course consists of four modules.
Module 1 Cells as the Basis of Life
Module 2 Organisation of Living Things
Module 3 Biological Diversity
Module 4 Ecosystem Dynamics
The Year 12 course consists of four modules.
Module 5 Heredity
Module 6 Genetic Change
Module 7 Infectious Disease
Module 8 Non-infectious Disease and Disorders