Biology ATAR

  • Course Code - AEBLY
  • University Pathway

Estimated Cost: $50.00

Based on previous years pricing and subject to change. See Additional Cost Item Information Sheet for additional costs.

Course Outline

A unique appreciation of life and a better understanding of the living world are gained through studying Biology. This course encourages students to be analytical, to participate in problem-solving and to systematically explore fascinating and intriguing aspects of living systems, from the microscopic level through to ecosystems.

Students develop a range of practical skills and techniques through investigations and fieldwork.

Studying the Biology ATAR course provides students with skills and understandings that are valuable to a wide range of further study pathways and careers. Understanding of biological concepts, as well as general science knowledge and skills, is relevant to a range of careers, including those in medical, veterinary, food and marine sciences, agriculture, biotechnology, environmental rehabilitation, biosecurity, quarantine, conservation and eco-tourism.

The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units:

Unit 1 – Ecosystems and biodiversity

Students develop an understanding of the processes involved in the movement of energy and matter in ecosystems. They study ecosystem dynamics, population numbers and species diversity, along with descriptions of species interactions. Students use classification systems for data collection, comparison and evaluation.

Unit 2 – From single cells to multicellular organisms

Students investigate the interdependent components of the cell system and the multiple interacting systems in multicellular organisms.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

B Grade in Year 10 Science – Biological science sub-strand
B Grade in Year 10 English

Further Study

Year 12 - Biology ATAR
Course Code ATBLY
Acknowledgement of Country
Mindarie Senior College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We recognise and respect the connection to the land, sky and seas of this area. We recognise and respect the continuing cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.