Biology 2 Unit

ATAR Course


Biology explores the diversity of life from a molecular to a biological systems level. The course examines the interactions between living things and the environments in which they live. It explores the application of biology and its significance in finding solutions to health and sustainability issues in a changing world.

Students can combine Biology with ONE or TWO other Science subjects selected from:

  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics

For Whom is the Course Intended?

The course provides the foundation knowledge and skills required to study biology after completing school, and supports participation in a range of careers in biology and related interdisciplinary industries.

It is a fundamental discipline that focuses on personal and public health and sustainability issues, and promotes an appreciation for the diversity of life on the Earth and its habitats.

Biology is suited to students who wish to continue with further studies at TAFE or university such as Nursing, Pathology, Medical Sciences, Environmental Studies. etc.


Satisfactory completion of Year 10 Science.


External Higher School Certificate examination. Internal Assessment program may include:

  • Depth Study
  • Working Scientifically Skills Tasks
  • Examination


Course cost included in the College Resource Fee. Safety glasses are required. There may be additional excursion costs which are kept to a minimum.