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Biology in Focus: Skills and Assessment Workbook Year 11 - 9780170449533
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Biology in Focus: Skills and Assessment Workbook Year 11

By | Copyright Year:2021 | ISBN-13: 9780170449533

The Science in Focus Biology Skills and Assessment Workbook approaches the Biology NESA Stage 6 syllabi sequentially. The workbook is organised by inquiry question and has a skills focused worksheet approach. The workbook helps students build capacity to work scientifically, complete high-quality depth studies and succeed in formal school-based assessment and the HSC exam.


Year 11
1 An introduction to working scientifically and depth studies
Module 1: Cells as the basis of life
2 Cell structure
3 Cell function
Module 2: Organisation of living things
4 Organisation of cells
5 Nutrition and gas requirements
6 Transport
Module 3: Biological diversity
7 Effects of the environment on organisms
8 Adaptations
9 Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection
10 Evolution – the evidence
Module 4: Ecosystem dynamics
11 Population dynamics
12 Past ecosystems
13 Future ecosystems


Julie Fraser has more than 30 years’ experience as a biology teacher. She has taught at a variety of schools across NSW, and is passionate about creating resources for her students that are engaging, accessible and deliver quality learning outcomes.

Kirsten Prior is an accomplished science teacher who brings to the classroom a wealth of experience working in the Environmental Science field. She has a particular interest in sustainable resource management and the use of soil ecology as an indicator of environmental health. She is passionate about bringing these experiences into the classroom to enhance the teaching and learning process.

Evan is a keen Biologist and prior to teaching worked in conservation and environmental management. He has taught in both Western Australia and New South Wales, in public and private schools. He is dedicated to instilling his passion for Science into his students. He believes that Education, just like Science should be dynamic, exciting and forever changing to keep up with the world around us.


Introductory chapter contains worksheets targeting each working scientifically skill to ground student understanding and solidify best practice

Wealth of visual stimulus material to engage students

Carefully constructed exam-style questions clearly increase in difficulty to build student capability and encourage extension

Answers available at the end of each book promote independent learning, with worked solutions provided online for teachers.