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NSW Syllabuses

Objectives

Skills

Students:

  • develop skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically.

Knowledge and Understanding

Year 11 students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of organisms
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s biodiversity and the effect of evolution.

Year 12 students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of heredity and genetic technologies
  • develop knowledge and understanding of the effects of disease and disorders.

Values and Attitudes

Students:

  • develop positive, informed values and attitudes towards biology
  • recognise the importance and relevance of biology in their lives
  • recognise the influence of economic, political and societal impacts on the development of scientific knowledge
  • develop an appreciation of the influence of imagination and creativity in scientific research.