Subject information

Students learn about the cellular structures and functions of a range of organisms. 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, and gather evidence from their biological investigations. As they explore a range of relevant issues, 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: 1BIG10 or 1BIG20

Credits: 10 or 20

Stage 2 subject code: 2BIG20

Credits: 20

Stage 1 and 2 Subject Outline 2016 [DOC 206KB]

Stage 1 Subject Outline 2017 [DOC 222KB]

Stage 2 Subject Outline 2017 [DOC 296KB]

Stage 2 Subject Outline 2018 [DOC 302KB]


Subject changes update

2016 is the final year for teaching the current Stage 1 Biology. Please refer to the 2017 subject changes for further details.

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