12BIO

Level 2 Biology

Course Description

Contact Person: K. Silcock

This course introduces students to the world of living organisms. The content includes a study of the hidden world of cells and cell processes. The main focus is on Genetics, DNA and evolutionary change. Students also carry out investigations into adaptation and ecology. The course provides a knowledge and understanding of Biology and the essential role it plays in our modern understanding of our global wellbeing. Students who plan to do 13BIO must study this course as a prerequisite.



Course Overview

Term 1
Genetic Variation and Change: Inheritance and development of species
Filed Trip: A biological Investigation

Term 2
Gene Expression: DNA and how DNA works

Term 3
Cell Processes: How cells work.

Term 4
Adaptation and Exam preparation

Contributions and Equipment

Field trips: estimated $35.00
Recommended Education Perfect subscription $22.00

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 12 credits from 11SCI, 11SCB or 11SCP including 4 external credits.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 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
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
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
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
A.S. 91159 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

Courses are based on student choice, so some courses may not run.

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