NCEA Level 2 Biology

12BIO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Aulsford

Content/Skills:

  • 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.


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Biology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary course contribution: Student workbook $31 (approximately)


Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 16 Level 1 Science credits including a biology standard with at least 12 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).


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2 Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91154 v2 Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public
2
I
3
Y
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
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

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Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.