What's new in 2017
Redeveloped Stage 1 Biology will be taught for the first time in 2017.
In Stage 1 students learn about the structure and function of cells and microorganisms and how microorganisms may cause disease but also have a significant role in industry and the environment. They have the opportunity to engage with the work of biologists and to join and initiate debates about how biology impacts on their lives, society, and the environment.
Students design, conduct, gather, and analyse evidence in biological investigations.
As they explore the interaction between science and society, students recognise that the body of biological knowledge is constantly changing and increasing through the application of new ideas and technologies.
Stage 1 subject code 2017: 1BGY10 or 1BGY20
Credits: 10 or 20
Stage 2 subject code 2017: 2BIG20
2017 is the last year of teaching the current Stage 2 Biology.
From 2017, the SACE Board will no longer select Stage 2 moderation samples for school assessed materials. Teachers will select the moderation sample.
Read more about moderation sample selection, including FAQs and an instructional video.