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Subject Description

The study of biology develops an understanding of the diversity of life as it has evolved, the structure and function of living things, and how they interact with other members of their own species, other species, and their environments.

Through their exploration of science as a human endeavour, students increase their understanding of the complex ways in which science interacts with society.

Students use their understanding of the interconnectedness of biological systems to evaluate the impact of human activity.

In Biology students develop a range of understandings and inquiry skills that encourage and inspire them in thinking scientifically and pursuing possible future pathways, including medical, veterinary, food and marine sciences, agriculture, biotechnology, environmental rehabilitation, biosecurity, quarantine, conservation and ecotourism.

Assessment Type & Weighting

Practical Investigation  25%
Science as a Human Endeavour Task  25%
Term Test  20%
Semester Exam  30%

Semester Offered

Semester 2


Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.