During Term 2, our Year 11 Biology students have been immersing themselves in a depth study, part of the revised Stage 6 Biology course, which provides students with the opportunity to pursue their interests in science, acquire depth in their understanding, and take responsibility for their learning,
A depth study is any type of investigation/activity that a student completes individually or collaboratively, that allows the further development of one or more concepts found within, or inspired by, the syllabus. It may be one investigation/activity or a series of investigations/activities.
Depth studies are designed to provide opportunities for students to consolidate their learning, develop competence and confidence in relation to their knowledge and skills, and foster creativity, by allowing students to apply their knowledge and skills to new situations
This year, 11 students have been investigating the function of various enzymes, and the environments required for their optimal functioning, specifically testing enzyme function under the parameters of temperature, pH and substrate concentration.
These students will enter the field of science with the skills and knowledge to undertake scientific investigations and make their own discoveries.