12BIO

Level 2 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Gelston

Biology is the Science of Life and is a useful subject for many career pathways such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, health and physical education, horticulture, agriculture, farming, teaching and in the food industry. It is also a subject of general interest for many people, in areas such as conservation, wildlife, stem cell research, genetic engineering and general health & well-being.
Course Description: Ecology and Conservation; Students look at living organisms within their environment and study a community at the rocky shore. Cells; Students investigate cells using the microscope and look at cell processes. Adaptation; Students study adaptations of different animals. Genetics and Evolution; This section involves the study of genetic variation, genetic inheritance and evolution. Additionally students carry out biological investigations based around their learning in cell biology.

Recommended Prior Learning

Must have attained three external Science Standards at Level 1. Level 1 Genetics should be at a Merit grade.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 Field Trip to Raglan
$25 SciPad Workbooks
2B6 Exercise Book
Ruler
Highlighter

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

A.S. 91155 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91156 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91157 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91158 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
Total Numeracy Credits: 4