NCEA Level 2 Biology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs E. Butterworth

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. 

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. 




NCEA Level 3 Biology, NECA Level 3 Science

Career Pathways

Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Veterinary Nurse, Zoologist, Marine Biologist, Biotechnologist, Physician, Science Technician, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Forensic Scientist, General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Food Technologist, Forestry Scientist, Veterinarian, Medical Laboratory Technician, Data Analyst

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field trip approximately $30

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