SACE Stage 2
Students design and conduct biological investigations, manipulate apparatus, use numeracy skills and analyse and interpret observations. Students communicate their knowledge and understanding of concepts and interrelationships using biological terms and conventions.
Focus Of Learning
The topics in Stage 2 Biology provide the framework for developing integrated programs of learning through which students extend their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the three strands of science.
The three strands of science to be integrated throughout student learning are:
science inquiry skills
science as a human endeavour
The topics for Stage 2 Biology are:
Topic 1: DNA and Proteins
Topic 2: Cells as the Basis of Life
Topic 3: Homeostasis
Topic 4: Evolution
Assessment tasks include:
School Assessment (70%)
Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio
Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks
External Assessment (30%)
Assessment Type 3: Examination
To be successful in this subject a significant amount of study is required outside of the classroom.
Evidence Of Learning
A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through…..
Teamwork and collaboration
Innovation and creativity
Critical thinking and problem solving
Effective oral and written communication
Knowledge and understanding
An achievement level of ‘B’ or better in Stage 1 Physics 1 and 2, Stage 1 Chemistry 1 and 2, Stage 1 Biology A or Biology B, or Stage 1 Psychology is highly recommended.
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