Biology in Stage 6 science furthers students' knowledge and understanding of the living world strand in Science K-10 by engaging in biological concepts and explaining the origins and evolution and life on earth.
The Biology Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) focuses on the evolution of life in a contemporary Australian context, focusing on Australian flora and fauna. There is an emphasis on fieldwork and biological surveying, including performing practical investigations to explain how systems work, including population dynamics and present and future ecosystems. Students have opportunities to engage in human biology and explore genetics and both infectious and non-infectious disease.
The following support materials may be adapted by teachers to meet the individual needs of their schools.
Sample assessment tasks
Sample exam questions
The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) have support resources including sample units and assessment schedules for the Biology Stage 6 Syllabus (2017).
If you need further assistance with accessibility for any of these resources, please get in touch with us at SecondaryEducationUnit@det.nsw.edu.au