Level 2 Biology

12BIO
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

Pathway

Level 3 Biology

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.


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. 91153 v2 Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
2
I
4
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
4w
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Disclaimer

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