Scientific Studies - Human Biology


In Human Biology (Stage 2 Scientific Studies) students learn about the cellular and overall structures and functions of a range of human body systems.

Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points:
  • Cost: No

About the Subject

It has a strong emphasis on experimental skills with most assessment tasks being assignment based. Approximately 50% of the assessment involves collaboration. This subject enhances student’s understanding of human development and body systems with options for students to explore science topics of their own interest. A significant amount of the assessment for this course is completed in class.


Students demonstrate their learning through the following assessment types:

School Based Assessment Weighting
Inquiry Folio 50%
Collaborative Inquiry 20%
External Assessment
Individual Inquiry 30%

External Assessment

Individual Inquiry

Each student conducts and individual experiment and presents their results and analysis in a 1500 word report.

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