12BIO

Level 2 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms 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 plants or animals. Genetics and Evolution; This section involves the study of genetic variation, change and gene expression.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

Recommended Prior Learning

Must have attained three external Science Standards at Level 1 with a Merit grade or better or HOF approval.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91159 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91153 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
4
4
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4