Level 2 Biology

12BIO
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

Level 3 Biology

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

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91156 v2 Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91155 v2 Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91153 v2 Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

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