Level 2 Biology

12BIOL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss S. Matta


The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.

This course will give the student the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in contexts that enable them to link the biology curriculum with their experiences of the world around them. Learning experiences will increase student knowledge of New Zealand flora, fauna and environment. Students will also gain an understanding of life processes, ecology and evolution.

Year 12 Biology students take part in a field trip which forms part of their internal assessment. Approximate cost is $5.



Pathway

Level 3 Biology

Recommended Prior Learning

4 credits from an external Biology based Achievement Standard (Science 1.9), based on Derived Grade Topic Tests. In some circumstances entry may be granted at the discretion of the HOD.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91155 v2 Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91156 v2 Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Disclaimer

Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths