Biology (Year 11 and 12)

Could you become the next Bear Grylles by learning about the human body and the ecosystem? Maybe. Could you find the confidence to extract DNA from bananas and strawberries, or perhaps turn your smart phone into a microscope and examine the cell composition from local flora? Definitely.

Biology is the study of living things. All the way from the evolution of planet Earth, down to the inner workings of the human immune system.

Students often become easily overwhelmed by the sheer amount of knowledge required to successfully complete the HSC Biology exam. To help overcome this we have a large focus on completing past exam papers and linking the content to real world examples. This helps students feel confident with their knowledge and prepared for whatever their exam has to throw at them.

Check out our Boot Camp sessions in preparation for the upcoming exams.

We cover all areas of the syllabus (see below for topics).

Year 11 – Preliminary

  • A Local Ecosystem
  • Patterns in Nature
  • Life on Earth
  • Evolution of Australian Biota

Year 12 – HSC

  • Maintaining a Balance
  • Blueprint of Life
  • The Search for Better Health

We cover the option topic chosen by the student’s school:

  • Communication
  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics: The Code Broken?
  • The Human Story
  • Biochemistry