Stage 1

Stage 1
Biology

Stage 1 Biology is a 10-credit subject or a 20-credit subject.

The three strands of science to be integrated throughout student learning are:

  • science inquiry skills
  • science as a human endeavour
  • science understanding

The topics at Stage 1 are:

  • Topic 1: Cells and microorganisms
  • Topic 2: Infectious disease
  • Topic 3: Multicellular organisms
  • Topic 4: Biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics

For a 10-credit subject, students study a selection of concepts from at least two of these topics.

For a 20-credit subject, students study a selection of concepts from all four topics.

For general information about Stage 1 subjects, see Teaching Stage 1.

For workshops and PLATO courses, see Professional learning.