Biology for Queensland:
An Australian Perspective
Units 1-4 (Third edition)
Publishing in 2018–19 for the new QCAA syllabus
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We’ve got you covered for the new Biology Syllabus

Senior Biology in Queensland is changing to support the introduction of new assessment and tertiary entrance systems. The new syllabus is designed to help develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge students need for success in their future work and life.

Changes to Queensland Senior Biology affect all aspects of teaching and learning – new teaching content, new course structure and a new approach to assessment.

In an updated two-volume edition, Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective provides depth and complete coverage of the syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.

Key features of the Student books

Our Senior Biology resources are designed to reduce the stress of syllabus implementation, save you time when lesson planning, and ensure the best learning outcomes for your students.

Each Student book:

provides a clear learning pathway mapped directly to the syllabus to ensure complete coverage

offers targeted support and resources for assessment (including exam preparation and practice)

presents key subject matter using clear, concise language supported by engaging visual elements

scaffolds student learning and aids navigation by sequencing key subject matter in 2–8 page sections

supports differentiation through a range of appropriately levelled questions and activities for each section

clearly models approaches to inquiry learning and critical thinking

contains a stand-alone reference section (known as the Biology Toolkit) that explains the structure of the syllabus, supports the acquisition of key skills for assessment and provides practical tips for success in Biology

includes a Practical Manual that outlines suggested methodologies for every mandatory practical in the syllabus.

Coming in 2018

Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective

Units 1 & 2 (Third edition)

Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 1 & 2 (Third edition) covers syllabus content from Unit 1: Cells and multicellular organisms and Unit 2: Maintaining the internal environment including homeostasis and infectious disease.

The Student book includes a number of features and is supported by a range of additional digital resources via the obook assess platform. These resources support teachers and students.

Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 1 & 2 3E Student book + obook assess Print student book with digital access
Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 1 & 2 3E Student obook assess Digital student access (12 months access)
Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 1 & 2 3E Teacher obook assess Digital teacher access
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.
Chapter 1 Biology toolkit
UNIT 1 CELLS AND SYSTEMS
Chapter 2 The chemicals of life
Chapter 3 Cell structure
Chapter 4 Cell function
Chapter 5 From cell to multicellular organism
Chapter 6 Transport and gas exchange
Chapter 7 Digestion and excretion in animals
Chapter 8 Gas exchange and transport systems in plants
Unit 1 Practice exam questions
UNIT 2 MAINTAINING THE INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 9 Coordination and control
Chapter 10 Control of temperature and water balance
Chapter 11 Disease and its causes
Chapter 12 Identifying, monitoring and controlling disease
Unit 2 Practice exam questions
Chapter 13 Practical manual
Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective 3E | Units 1 & 2
Title Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 1 & 2 (Third edition)
Student book + obook assess
ISBN 9780190310219
Available October 2018
Price $69.95
Coming in 2019

Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective

Units 3 & 4 (Third edition)

Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 3 & 4 (Third edition) covers syllabus content from Unit 3: Biodiversity and the interconnectedness of life including describing biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics, and Unit 4: Heredity and continuity of life including DNA, genes and continuity of life and life on Earth.

The Student book includes a number of features and is supported by a range of additional digital resources via the obook assess platform. These resources support teachers and students.

Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 3 & 4 3E Student book + obook assess Print student book with digital access
Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 3 & 4 3E Student obook assess Digital student access (12 months access)
Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 3 & 4 3E Teacher obook assess Digital teacher access
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.
Chapter 1 Biology toolkit
UNIT 3 BIODIVERSITY AND THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF LIFE
Chapter 2 Classifying organisms
Chapter 3 Ecosystems
Chapter 4 Ecosystem dynamics
Chapter 5 Populations
Chapter 6 Changes in ecosystems
Unit 3 Practice exam questions
UNIT 4 HEREDITY AND CONTINUITY OF LIFE
Chapter 7 DNA structure and replication
Chapter 8 Cellular respiration and variation
Chapter 9 Gene expression
Chapter 10 Mutations
Chapter 11 Inheritance
Chapter 12 Biotechnology
Unit 4 Practice exam questions
Chapter 13 Practical manual
*Contents subject to change prior to publication
Physical Education for Queensland 2E | Units 3 & 4
Title Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective Units 3 & 4 (Third edition)
Student book + obook assess
ISBN 9780190313548
Available July 2019
Price $69.95

Meet our expert
author team

You can trust our expert Queensland authors and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to implement the new Queensland Senior Biology syllabus.

Lorraine Huxley is an experienced primary, secondary and tertiary teacher. Lorraine has held positions as Head of Biology and has been involved in Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) district and state review panels.

Margaret Walter is an experienced secondary and tertiary teacher who has worked as Head of Science. Margaret has also been involved in Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) district and state review panels and the 2004 QSA syllabus sub-committee.

Robyn Flexman is an experience Biology teacher and Head of Science. She has been involved in the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) review panel in a number of roles and has also been involved in the endorsement process for the new SATE system. In 2011, she received a Peter Doherty Award for Outstanding Science Teacher. Robyn has also worked as a project officer for the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) and presented at international conferences and CONASTA.

Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective is supported by a range of engaging and relevant digital resources via obook assess.

Resources for students

Students receive:

  • a complete digital version of the Student book with notetaking and bookmarking functionality
  • free Oxford Concise Dictionary look-up feature
  • targeted instructional videos by some of Queensland’s most experienced Biology teachers designed to help students develop manipulative skills and prepare for assessment tasks and exams
  • a set of summary notes for each chapter that form a springboard for student revision
  • additional case studies and opportunities for extension
  • a range of interactive, auto-correcting, multiple-choice assess quiz questions.

Resources for teachers

In addition to the student resources, teachers receive:

  • detailed course planners, teaching programs and lesson plans
  • answers to all questions and assessment tasks in the Student book
  • a range of lab tech notes and risk assessment templates to accompany all supplied mandatory and suggested practical
  • printable (and editable) data tests with answers
  • printable (and editable) practice exam with answers.

What's new in the QCAA General Senior syllabus?

Our Teacher guides are here to help you understand the changes for your subject in 2019.

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