11 Biology A

SACE Stage 1: 10 Credits / 1 Semester / Advanced Technologies

SACE Website:  https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/biology/stage-1


  • An achievement level of 'B' or better in year 10 Science


The SACE Stage 1 Biology A course has been designed to encompass the fundamental concepts of biology and enhance student’s practical skills, scientific knowledge and application. This enables students to make informed decisions in preparation for SACE Stage 2 course selection and provides a model for students intending to study SACE Stage 2 Biology Students are involved in collaborative and individual investigations.

Topics may include

  • scientific inquiry
  • cells and microorganisms
  • multicellular organisms

Included in each topic is a focus on future pathways in science.



Students complete assessment tasks based on the following assessment types:

  • investigations folio
  • skills and applications tasks

These assessments enable students to demonstrate their learning in this subject under the assessment design criteria of:

  • investigation, analysis and evaluation
  • knowledge and application

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

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