Biology in Focus: Year 12 [Text + NelsonNet + Skills & Assessment Workbook]

  • Glenda Chidrawi, Sarah Bradstock, Margaret Robson and Elizabeth Thrum
  • Cengage Learning
  • 15/7/2021
  • ISBN: 9780170302753

RRP: $107.95 (Inc. GST)


The Student Book

Biology in Focus Year 11 meets the complete requirements of the 2017 NSW NESA Stage 6 Biology syllabus in intent, content and sequence. The student book is written in accessible language and has clear, explanations throughout. The scenario-style questions at the end of each module allow students to review, analyse and evaluate content throughout. The text provides learning across all curriculum areas, as detailed in the syllabus and contains a dedicated chapter on how to approach and carry out the Depth Study at Year 11. ‘Working Scientifically’ processes are developed within each investigation, with supporting primary and secondary-sourced investigations, including modelling, are embedded within the content.


1 Cell structure and technologies
2 Cell function
3 Organisation of cells
4 Nutrient and gas requirements
5 Transport
6 Effects of the environment on organisms
7 Adaptations and classification
8 The theory of evolution
9 Evidence to support the theory of evolution by natural selection
10 Population dynamics
11 Past ecosystems
12 Future management of ecosystems
13 Depth studies

The Skills and Assessment Workbook

The Science in Focus Biology Skills and Assessment Workbook approaches the Biology NESA Stage 6 syllabus 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.

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