BIO2

Level 2 Biology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Northage

Students will undertake field work to study community patterns in an ecosystem. The focus then moves to individual organisms and, in particular, learning about the diversity of animal circulatory and gas exchange systems. Next we conduct practical investigations into cell biology – examining how living organisms function at a cellular level. The final focus is learning about gene expression, genetic variation and genetic change [evolution].

This is a recommended course for students considering tertiary study in Health Sciences, AgriCommerce, AgriScience, Medical Laboratory Science, Veterinary Science and Technology, Biomedical Science, Nursing, Dental Technology, Physical Education and numerous majors in a Science or Applied Science degree.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 Biology Workbooks (one for the internal standards and one for the external standards).

Entry Guidelines

Level 1 Biology Achievement Standard (External) or in consultation with Head of Faculty.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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. 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: 0
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: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.