Level 2 Biology
Teacher in Charge: Whaea 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.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$25 Biology Workbooks (one for the internal standards and one for the external standards).
$35 day trip to Lake Rotoiti for field work.
Level 1 Biology Achievement Standard (External) or in consultation with Head of Faculty.
Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse, Food Technologist, Agricultural Scientist, Biochemist, Biologist, Chemist, Ecologist, Environmental Scientist, Exercise and Sport Scientist, Geneticist, Nutritionist, Microbiologist, Nano-scientist, Botanist, Zoologist, Social Worker, Speech Therapist, Dentist, Radiation Therapist, Biomedical Scientist, Neuro-scientist, Oceanographer, Pharmacologist, Psychologist, Geologist, Sport Coach, Viticulturist, Winemaker, Agricultural Scientist,
An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.