Biology B

LevelStage 1
Learning AreaScience
SemesterSemester 2
Pre-requisiteBiology A recommended
Additional CostsTravel and accommodation to attend workshops are the students' responsibility.
SACE Credits10

Who is this course for?

Students who are interested in how life functions and to increase their knowledge in immunology, infectious diseases, and multicellular systems in the human body. It is part of the overall scientific process of enquiring into the living world. This is a great course for those intending to study Stage 2 Biology.

No background knowledge is assumed. Good literacy and numeracy skills are highly desirable.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • apply science inquiry skills to design and conduct biological investigations, using appropriate procedures and safe, ethical working practices
  • obtain, record, represent, analyse, and interpret the results of biological investigations
  • evaluate procedures and results, and analyse evidence to formulate and justify conclusions
  • develop and apply knowledge and understanding of biological concepts in new and familiar contexts
  • explore and understand science as a human endeavour
  • communicate knowledge and understanding of biological concepts, using appropriate terms, conventions, and representations.

Knowledge gained:

  • Insight into how the body protects itself to outside harm
  • An understanding of disease transmissions and control methods used during a pandemic/epidemic.
  • An appreciation for the complexity of the systems within the body and the interconnected nature of how they work together to ensure the body functions seamlessly.

Topics are:

  • Topic 2 - Infectious Disease
  • Topic 3 - Multicellular Organisms

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning assessed as Stage 1 through the following assessment types.

  • Investigations Folio: One practical investigation and one investigation with a focus on Science as a Human Endeavour.
  • Skills and Applications Tasks: Two tests based on content from the topics covered.


Biology A recommended


Travel and any associated costs to attend recommended workshops are the responsibility of the student.

Last updated: 26 July 2023