NCEA Level 2 Biology

12BIO
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs E. Butterworth


Students will study the following topics: Plant behaviour and animal responses, cell biology and gene expression, a contemporary biological issue, evolution, biotechnology and human evolution. 


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Biology, NECA Level 3 Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field trip approximately $30


Recommended Prior Learning

In order to gain entrance into Level 2 Biology students are required to gain 14 Credits or better in NCEA Level 1 Science. As part of this requirement students must Achieve at least 8 external credits, 4 of which must come from the Genetic Variation external. 


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. 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
A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

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