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HSC Biology Modules 1-4

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ISBN 978-1-98-856654-2
Edition 2022
Suitability NSW stage 6 Biology syllabus Modules 1-4
Format Paperback
Page Numbers 364
Size 210 x 297 mm
Colour Full Colour


Product Description

Chapter Titles

  • Chapter 1: Working Scientifically
Module 1: Cells as the Basis of Life
  • Chapter 2: Cell Structure
  • Chapter 3: Cell Function
Module 2: Organisation of Living Things
  • Chapter 4: Organisation of Cells
  • Chapter 5: Nutrient and Gas Requirements
  • Chapter 6: Transport
Module 3: Biological Diversity
  • Chapter 7: Effects of the Environment on Organisms
  • Chapter 8: Adaptations
  • Chapter 9: Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection
  • Chapter 10: Evolution: The Evidence
Module 4: Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Chapter 11: Population Dynamics
  • Chapter 12: Past Ecosystems
  • Chapter 13: Future Ecosystems
  • Chapter 14: Depth Studies: Guidance and Ideas

HSC Biology Modules 1-4 is the first volume in a new series written specifically for the NSW Stage 6 syllabus. Student engagement and a rigorous, highly visual approach define this comprehensive new title. It provides a wide range of activities to engage students in working scientifically to develop essential skills in investigation, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

The course explores the diversity of life, from the molecular to the systems level, introducing and exploring content through the use of investigation, modelling, and data and case study analysis. Students use a number of mechanisms to communicate their understanding, with the emphasis being on applying knowledge and skills to understand and explore solutions to 21st century issues. Depth studies are incorporated and identified, encouraging students to pursue their interests and take responsibility for their own learning.

This new title covers the four modules of the Year 11 course  incorporating the relevant syllabus outcomes and providing multiple opportunities for investigation and collaboration. Comprehensive chapter introductions provide students with a checklist of learning objectives, framed by the inquiry question and keyed to the syllabus outcomes and course content. General capabilities and cross curriculum priorities are also built into the activities as appropriate and clearly marked for easy identification. Students are provided with opportunities for self evaluation in every chapter and are fully supported in their Working Scientifically skills with a dedicated introductory chapter.


  • Specifically written for the NSW Stage 6 syllabus (modules 1-4).
  • Annotated diagrams are used throughout to engage visual learners and explain ideas in an appealing format.
  • Concept-based activities engage learners of all background and abilities with data-driven activities and real-world contexts.
  • A key idea summarises the focus for each activity and provides a clear learning focus for students.
  • Investigations and modelling promote inquiry and collaboration, and help students build understanding.
  • Synoptic assessments at the end of each module can be used for assessing student understanding and exam preparation.
  • A dedicated chapter is provided to support students plan and carry out a depth study.
  • Extensive use of full-colour imagery and diagrams throughout the book.

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