NCEA Level 2 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Stewart

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 12 Level 1 Science credits with at least 8 credits at Merit level or above or in consultation with Head of Science. 

This course needs to be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).


  • Understanding of diversity, structure, function and interrelationships of living organisms, and their interactions with the abiotic environment;
  • Understanding the function of cell components;
  • Understanding of genetics and gene expression;
  • Developing microscope skills; and
  • Scientific investigative skills and attitudes.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.




NCEA Level 3 Biology