Human Biology is an option Science subject in the second semester of Year 10. Students must study 1 science in each semester of year 10 and may wish to study up to 4 semesters of science in total.
Level 4 or better in Year 9 Science with a Level 4 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding”. Entry into this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of teacher recommendation.
Human is a second semester science subject that focusses on the Biology and Nutrition specialisations of the Year 10 curriculum while preparing students with introductory knowledge from the Stage 1 Biology and Nutrition curriculum. Students who wish to study SACE Stage 1 Biology, Nutrition or Psychology must study this subject at Year 10. Students will the theory of evolution through natural selection and explains how the diversity of living things is supported by a range of scientific evidence.
Investigate some of the structural and physiological adaptations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to the Australian environment
Explore natural selection including variation, isolation and selection
Describing biodiversity as a function of evolution
Investigate changes caused by natural selection in a particular population as a result of a specified selection pressure such as artificial selection in breeding for desired characteristics
Relate genetic characteristics to survival and reproductive rates
Evaluate and interpret evidence for evolution, including the fossil record, chemical and anatomical similarities, and geographical distribution of species
Investigate some of the body systems including the digestive system, circulatory system and respiratory systems
Aerobic vs anaerobic respiration
Diet related disorders
Introduction to Senior Science
The literacy of Science including scientific terms
Science Inquiry Skills
Deconstruction of science based society problems
All students are encouraged to participate in a number of Science competitions, (approximately $8.00 each)
Knowing & Understanding
Processing and Evaluating
Inquiring & Designing
Reflecting on the impacts of Science