Students have the opportunity to make connections between human biology and their lives and how biology of the human body impacts on their lives and society.
Students design and conduct biological investigations and gather evidence from their investigations. As they explore a range of biology-related issues, students recognise that the body of biological knowledge is constantly changing and increasing through the applications of new ideas and technologies.
Students must be able to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding of the three strands of science:
Students provide evidence of their learning through seven assessments.
School based assessment (70%):
Seven tasks are completed throughout the school year. These tasks are graded at school prior to external moderation.
External Assessment (30%):
Students undertake one individual inquiry using the proposal developed and assessed in the Inquiry Folio. Students use this design proposal (incorporating changes made as a result of the feedback, if appropriate) to conduct a practical investigation for which the outcome is uncertain. Students may use a scientific method or engineering design process conduct an investigation based on a question, problem, need, or opportunity identified by each individual.
Students present an individual report that summarises the proposal, identifies any modifications made to the procedure as a result of feedback from the teacher, analyses the data obtained, and evaluates the method or model(s) used. If the results are unexpected, the student discusses the reasons for these results as part of their evaluation.
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