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<ul><li><p>SAMPLE COURSE OUTLINE </p><p>BIOLOGY ATAR YEAR 11 </p></li><li><p>2014/8283v4 </p><p>Copyright </p><p> School Curriculum and Standards Authority, 2014 </p><p>This document apart from any third party copyright material contained in it may be freely copied, or communicated on an intranet, for non-commercial purposes in educational institutions, provided that the School Curriculum and Standards Authority is acknowledged as the copyright owner, and that the Authoritys moral rights are not infringed. </p><p>Copying or communication for any other purpose can be done only within the terms of the Copyright Act 1968 or with prior written permission of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. Copying or communication of any third party copyright material can be done only within the terms of the Copyright Act 1968 or with permission of the copyright owners. </p><p>Any content in this document that has been derived from the Australian Curriculum may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia licence </p><p>Disclaimer </p><p>Any resources such as texts, websites and so on that may be referred to in this document are provided as examples of resources that teachers can use to support their learning programs. Their inclusion does not imply that they are mandatory or that they are the only resources relevant to the course. </p><p>http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/au/http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/au/</p></li><li><p>1 </p><p>Sample course outline | Biology | ATAR Year 11 </p><p>Sample course outline Biology ATAR Year 11 </p><p>Unit 1 and Unit 2 </p><p>Semester 1 Ecosystems and biodiversity </p><p>Week Key teaching points </p><p>1 Describing biodiversity Australias Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 20102013 A 100-year Biodiversity Strategy for WA </p><p>23 </p><p>Classification Purposewhy classify organisms Taxonomynaming groups Major groupsfive kingdoms Using dichotomous keys Start Task 1: Investigation The effect of fire on ecosystems (fieldwork/camp/long term investigation). Alternative activities may include rocky shore, beach succession, freshwater or terrestrial community study. </p><p>45 </p><p>Ecosystems Components of ecosystems Naming ecosystems Types of ecosystems Studying ecosystems and communities </p><p>68 </p><p>Interactions in ecosystems Food chains and food webs Relationshipspredation, competition, symbiosis, collaboration and disease Keystone species Task 2: Test Describing biodiversity </p><p>910 Ecosystem dynamics Flow of energy Cycling of mattercarbon and nitrogen </p><p>1113 </p><p>Population dynamics Populationsdefinition, ecological niches Size, density, composition and distribution Carrying capacity Monitoring populations Task 3: Extended response Population dynamics </p><p>14 </p><p>Change in ecosystems Natural changesdaily, seasonal (migration routes), succession Fire Impact of human activity Modelling the impact of change Task 1: Investigation fieldwork/camp/long term investigation due </p><p>15 </p><p>Conservation Sustainability Strategies used to maintain biodiversity Monitoring and managing ecosystems International agreementsWorld Heritage, biodiversity hotspots, migration routes Task 4: Test Ecosystem dynamics </p><p>16 Task 5: Semester 1 examination </p></li><li><p>2 </p><p>Sample course outline | Biology | ATAR Year 11 </p><p>Semester 2 From single cells to multicellular organisms </p><p>Week Key teaching points </p><p>1 </p><p>Cells as the basis of life Cell requirements Composition of organisms Metabolism </p><p>23 </p><p>Cell structure and function Cell theory Prokaryotes and eukaryotes Specialised structures and organelles in eukaryotic cells Microscopy techniques Development of microscopes Use of microscopes Preparation of slides Interpreting images Task 6: Practical Microscopes </p><p>4 </p><p>Cell membrane Fluid mosaic model Movement across membranes Factors affecting exchange of materials across membranes Task 7: Practical The cell membrane </p><p>56 </p><p>Enzymes Models of enzyme activity Factors affecting enzyme activity Using probes technology and computer analysis Task 8: Practical Enzyme action </p><p>7 </p><p>Photosynthesis Balanced chemical equation Light-dependent reaction simple equation and site Light-independent reaction simple equation and site Factors affecting rate of photosynthesis Task 9: Test Cells as the basis of life </p><p>89 </p><p>Cellular respiration Balanced chemical equation Aerobic respiration Anaerobic respiration Factors affecting rate of respiration Task 10: Extended response Current research for the production of food, beverages and biofuels, and breakdown of rubbish, involving the control of cellular respiration and photosynthesis </p><p>10 </p><p>Multicellular organisms Hierarchical structural organisation Ethical treatment of animals Gas exchange Exchanging gases with the environment Gas exchange in animals Gas exchange in plants </p><p>1112 </p><p>Nutrient acquisition and processing Nutritional requirements of animals Digestion Features of digestive systems Specialisation related to diet </p></li><li><p>3 </p><p>Sample course outline | Biology | ATAR Year 11 </p><p>Week Key teaching points </p><p>1314 </p><p>Transport systems Features of transport systems Types of transport systems in animals Transport systems in plants </p><p>15 </p><p>Plant adaptations to minimise water loss Temperature and water balance in vascular plants Adaptations of terrestrial Australian plants Task 11: Test Multicellular organisms </p><p>16 Task 12: Semester 2 examination </p><p>Sample Course OutlineBiologyATAR Year 11Sample course outlineBiology ATAR Year 11Unit 1 and Unit 2Semester 1 Ecosystems and biodiversitySemester 2 From single cells to multicellular organisms</p></li></ul>