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Hivaclibtibcharkwa

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Hi guys,
Do you need to know the year 11 bio content for year 12?
You’ll need to know the essentials such as eukaryotic,prokaryotic all the way to stomata openings etc..
But you won’t need to know in depth knowledge of Year 11. Only the basics are transferred so don’t worry.
You can always take a look at the year 12 textbooks yourself


If you have any Year 12 biology questions feel free to ask
 

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Obviously @Hivaclibtibcharkwa is the Biology expert here, but generally speaking, HSC courses build on the knowledge acquired throughout Preliminary courses, meaning that while your focus will undoubtedly be on HSC Biology content, you should not forget the main concepts taught in Preliminary Biology, as Hivaclibtibcharkwa mentioned. This is very similar to other subjects where remembering and utilising Preliminary concepts/content can be useful and effective in year 12. In addition to HSC Biology, this applies to other subjects, such as:
  • HSC English --> by having a thorough knowledge and understanding of a range of techniques that can be used to complement analysis and essay writing in year 12.
  • HSC Mathematics --> Some Preliminary concepts may be assessable in year 12 depending on the level of Mathematics the student takes, meaning it is important and favourable to remain familiar with Preliminary content to a decent extent.
  • HSC Business Studies --> The more basic concepts are incorporated within the Preliminary course and the foundation provided in year 11 may constitute an important element going into year 12, where the HSC course explores more specific concepts, and where being familiar with Preliminary content may be beneficial for more effective manipulation of HSC content. A good example of this is leadership style, which is explored within the "Business management" Preliminary topic, and is revisited as part of the "Human resources" HSC topic.
I hope this helps! :D
 

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Unless your doing maths of course, in which everything in prelims is tested in the HSC
 

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No prelim bio content is explicitly tested in the HSC. However, HSC bio content is far more nuanced and complex than prelim, so if you're struggling now, it would be good to find out why and try to fix that for next year.
 

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No prelim bio content is explicitly tested in the HSC. However, HSC bio content is far more nuanced and complex than prelim, so if you're struggling now, it would be good to find out why and try to fix that for next year.
Yes I agree, HSC biology is definitely more complex than prelims

But regarding what’s being tested
Stomata openings are tested/ osmoreuglation adaptions in plants such as sunken stomata
structural, physiological and behavioural adaptations are also tested in the application of temperature regulation
Natural selection in terms of antibiotic resistance is also a commonly asked question

So it’s not like bio content from prelims isn’t explicitly tested, more like it is tested and expanded upon in different applications in the HSC
 
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