L1 Science: BioChem - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Sergeant

Level 1 Science: BioChem - Semester B

We all show variation from other humans. Learn how this occurs and what leads to genetic biodiversity. In the acids and bases topic we will discuss the structure of atoms and how that leads to the formation of ionic compounds. Students will learn to understand the pH scale and investigate factors that affect chemical reactions.

Curriculum Skills:

  • Skills: Students will gain understanding of Genetics and Acids and Bases which can lead into Level 2 courses in Biology and Chemistry
  • Participation and contributing: carrying out practical tasks and co-operating within a group
  • Relating to others: communicating findings and discussing data
  • Using language, symbols and text: Using ions, periodic table and symbol equations. Using and explain Punnett Squares
  • Managing self: Ensuring study and revision is undertaken
  • Thinking: to be curious about genetic variation and neutralisation in the real world

In order to gain a Course Endorsement, students will have to have studied a Semester A Science course.


L2 Biology - Semester A, L2 Biology - Semester B, L2 Chemistry - Semester A, L2 Chemistry - Semester B, L2 Earth and Space Science - Semester A, L2 Earth and Space Science - Semester B

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
A.S. 90948 v3 Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
Total Credits

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


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.