Unit 2 Biology 2016 Outline

Term 2
Week # /
Timetable
Week

Dates

Topics

Assessment

Notes

Pre
Assessment

Queen’s
Birthday
Holiday
June 13th

Assessment

Notes

Start Unit 2

10/1

June 13
– 17th

th

Area of study 1 How does
reproduction maintain the continuity
of life?
AOS1 KK1: The Cell Cycle
KK1.1 derivation of all cells from pre-existing cells
through completion of the cell cycle
KK1.2 the rapid procession of prokaryotic cells
through their cell cycle by binary fission
KK1.1 derivation of all cells from pre-existing cells
through completion of the cell cycle

11/ 2

June 20th
– 24th

HOLIDAYS

June 27th July 8th

Term 3
Week # /
Timetable
Week

Dates

1/1

th

July 11 –
15th

KK1.3 the key events in the phases (G1, S, G2, M
and C) of the eukaryotic cell cycle and cytokinesis in
plant and animal cells.

Topics

KK1.3 the key events in the phases (G1, S, G2, M
and C) of the eukaryotic cell cycle and cytokinesis in
plant and animal cells.

AOS1 KK1 Task
Due

AOS1 KK2: Asexual reproduction
KK2.1 the types of asexual reproduction

2/2

3/1

July 18th
– 22nd

July25th –
29th

KK2.2 the biological advantages and disadvantages
of asexual reproduction
KK2.3 emerging issues associated with cloning,
including applications in agriculture and horticulture.
AOS1 KK3: Sexual reproduction
KK3.1 how an offspring from two parents has a
unique genetic identity
KK3.2 the key events in meiosis that result in the
production of gametes from somatic cells
KK3.2 the key events in meiosis that result in the
production of gametes from somatic cells

4/2

5/1

Aug 1st –
5th

Aug 8th –
12th

KK3.3 the biological advantage of sexual
reproduction, specifically the genetic diversity in
offspring.

AOS1 KK2 Task
Due

AOS1 KK3 Task
Due

SAC1 –
Mitosis and
Meiosis
Post
Assessment

AOS1 KK4: Cell growth and cell differentiation
KK4.1 the types and function of stem cells in human
development

Mr. Brown
Away
Monday
Aug 11th

KK4.2 the consequences of stem cell differentiation
in human prenatal development
KK4.3 the disruption of the regulation of the cell
cycle

6/2

Aug 15th
– 19th

Unit 2, Area of Study 2: How is
inheritance explained?
AOS2 KK1: Genomes, genes and alleles
KK1.1 the distinction between a genome, gene and
allele
KK1.2 the genome as the sum total of an organism’s
DNA measured in the number of base pairs contained
in a haploid set of chromosomes

Mr. Brown
Away
Monday
Aug 1st

Pre
Assessment

AND
Student
Free Day
Aug 12th
Mr. Brown
away
Monday
Aug 15th

KK1.3 the role of genomic research since the Human
Genome Project

nd

7/1

Aug 22
– 26th

8/2

Aug 29th
– Sept 2nd

9/1

10 / 2

Sept 5th –
9th

Sept 12
– 16th

th

HOLIDAYS
HOLIDAYS

Term 4
Week
#/
Timeta
ble
Week

1/1

2/2

Dates

Oct 3rd –
7th

Oct 10th –
14th

AOS2 KK2: Chromosomes
KK2.1 the role of chromosomes as structures that
package DNA
KK2.2 presentation of an organism’s set of
chromosomes as a karyotype that can be used to
identify chromosome number abnormalities
AOS2 KK3:: Genotypes and phenotypes
KK3.1 the use of symbols in the writing of the
genotypes for the alleles present at a particular gene
locus
KK3.2 the distinction between a dominant and
recessive phenotype
KK3.3 the relative influences of genetic material,
environmental factors and interactions of DNA with
other molecules (epigenetic factors) on phenotypes
KK3.4 qualitative treatment of polygenic inheritance
as contributing to continuous variation in a
population
KK3.5 pedigree charts and patterns of inheritance
including autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive,
X-linked and Y-linked traits
KK3.6 the determination of genotypes and
prediction of the outcomes of genetic crosses
including monohybrid crosses, and monohybrid test
crosses

KK Learning activities and revision
KK Learning activities and revision

Topics

Oct 17th –
21st

Assessment

Notes

KK3.6 the determination of genotypes and
prediction of the outcomes of genetic crosses
including monohybrid crosses, and monohybrid test
crosses
KK3.4 qualitative treatment of polygenic
inheritance as contributing to continuous variation in
a population, illustrated by the determination of
human skin colour.
KK3.3 the relative influences of genetic material,
environmental factors and interactions of DNA with
other molecules (epigenetic factors) on phenotypes
KK3.5 pedigree charts and patterns of inheritance
including autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive,
X-linked and Y-linked traits
KK3.7 the inheritance of two characteristics as
either independent or linked, and the biological
consequence of crossing over for linked genes

3/1

SAC2 –
Predicting
Genetic
Crosses

KK3.8 the nature and uses of genetic testing for
screening of embryos and adults, and its social and
ethical implications.

Mr. Brown
Away Oct
14th

th

4/2

5/1

Oct 24 –
28th

Oct 31st –
Nov 4th

6/2

Nov 7th –
11th

7/1

Nov 14th –
18th

8/2

Nov 21st –
25th

9/1

Nov 28th –
Dec 2nd

10 / 1

Dec 5th –
9th

11 / 2

Dec 11th –
17th
HOLIDAY
S

Area of Study 3: Investigation of an
issue

Investigate an issue involving
reproduction and/or inheritance
over three lessons

Exam Revision

Post
Assessment

SAC3 Due
Friday 28th

Mr Brown
away
October
24th and
25th.
Student
Free day
Monday
31st Oct
Tuesday
Nov 1st is
Melb Cup

END of UNIT 2 on Friday 11th of Nov
Year 11 Exams 14th to 18th of
November

Year 12 Headstart Week