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Granville Boys High School

Granville Boys High School

Aiming for excellence

Telephone02 9637 0489

Emailgranvilleb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Biology

Students will learn to planning and conducting investigations, experiments, note taking, research, calculations, problem solving techniques, group work, computer experiences and processing information.

Higher school certificate (HSC) topics

Core topics:

  • maintaining a balance
  • blueprint of life
  • the search for better health.

One option from the following:

  • biotechnology
  • genetics: the code broken
  • biochemistry
  • the human story
  • communication. 

School assessment

  • A research project in each of the preliminary and higher school certificate (HSC) courses.
  • Other tasks include formal examinations, practical tests and reports, topic tests. 

HSC Examination — 3 hour written examination

Section 1 (core):

  • part 'A': multiple  hoice (15 marks)
  • part 'B': short answer and extended response (60 marks).

Section 2 (option):

  • one option out of five (25 marks).

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