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NSW Syllabuses

Outcomes

Table of objectives and outcomes

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Skills

Objective
Students:

  • develop skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically

Year 11 and 12 course outcomes

A student:

Questioning and predicting
BIO11/12-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
Planning investigations
BIO11/12-2 designs and evaluates investigations in order to obtain primary and secondary data and information
Conducting investigations
BIO11/12-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
Processing data and information
BIO11/12-4 selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
Analysing data and information
BIO11/12-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
Problem solving
BIO11/12-6 solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes
Communicating
BIO11/12-7 communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose

The Working Scientifically outcomes found at the beginning of each module are targeted for emphasis. The other Working Scientifically outcomes could also be addressed in each module.

Knowledge and Understanding

Year 11

Year 12

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of organisms

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of heredity and genetic technologies

Year 11 course outcome
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

BIO11-8 describes single cells as the basis for all life by analysing and explaining cells’ ultrastructure and biochemical processes

BIO12-12 explains the structures of DNA and analyses the mechanisms of inheritance and how processes of reproduction ensure continuity of species

BIO11-9 explains the structure and function of multicellular organisms and describes how the coordinated activities of cells, tissues and organs contribute to macroscopic processes in organisms

BIO12-13 explains natural genetic change and the use of genetic technologies to induce genetic change

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s biodiversity and the effect of evolution

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the effects of disease and disorders

Year 11 course outcome
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

BIO11-10 describes biological diversity by explaining the relationships between a range of organisms in terms of specialisation for selected habitats and evolution of species

BIO12-14 analyses infectious disease in terms of cause, transmission, management and the organism's response, including the human immune system

BIO11-11 analyses ecosystem dynamics and the interrelationships of organisms within the ecosystem

BIO12-15 explains non-infectious disease and disorders and a range of technologies and methods used to assist, control, prevent and treat non-infectious disease