2 Tree of Life (2TREE2) 81

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Green

Learners will delve into the world of genetics and inheritance. Genetic manipulation is the ultimate route to world domination. Take your first step in this direction by finding out how it all works, from DNA and gene expression to what can not only go wrong with mutations but also how they help determine the successful species through natural selection in the world around us.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
Course Fee $10.00 for in class course materials and resources
Possible Field Trip opportunity to deepen and reinforce learning at an approximate cost of between $15 to $35 covering travel expenses and entry fee. * to be confirmed during the course depending on available exhibitions and events will be added to statements as and when trips and occur.

Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
Dedicated learner laptop (Chrome book suitable) with learners own headset recommended.
Course workbooks. Depending on the course and learner level, learners may benefit from the purchase of a relevant sciPAD or ESA Workbook. This has been included in the stationery list as a recommendation or can be purchased from the school on request.
External Exam and Competition Fees. Depending on learner goals, progress and or to provide stretch some learners will be encouraged to compete in external exams and competitions.

In addition to the Senior Stationery list on our My School Office Max Portal.

Additional course-specific stationery items required for this course include
WA4 Writing Exercise Book 7mm Ruled 36 Leaves
A4 Display Book Insert Cover 40 Pocket Blue
sciPAD External Biology Workbook Level 2 9780992260415

To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91157 v2
Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91159 v2
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 8
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Please be aware, our charges may change