Level 2 Biology

12BIO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Sundar

BIOLOGY – YEAR 12
NCEA LEVEL 2
CODE: 12BIO
This course involves study of the key concepts of Biology to enable students to choose further study pathways in this specialist area. Biology study includes Ecology, Genetics, Cell Processes and anatomy. The course is a prerequisite for Level 3 Biology and required for entry into University and Polytechnic Course pathways.
Field Trip: There will be one field trip in the year - Arataki Scenic Reserve.

For further information see: Mr Member


Pathway

Level 3 Biology

Supplementary Materials/ Equipment

$40 optional workbook and field trip


Entry Requirements

A minimum of 12 credits from Level 1 Science.


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. 91160 v2 Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level
2
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

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Disclaimer

Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.