Level 2 Biology - Advanced
Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Parker
LEARNING ACTIVITIES: A variety of teaching methods will be used as appropriate to the content. Laboratory skills are essential in cell biology; problem solving in genetics; field studies in ecology. A variety of textbooks are used in conjunction with a workbook. Material will be presented in a variety of ways including presentations, videos and computer animations. Homework is a vital part of the course and students can expect to have regular homework set.
All fields of health science; medicine, sports science, animal studies, horticulture, forestry,
biotechnology, ecology, wildlife management, agriculture and forensics.
Recommended Prior Learning
16 credits at Merit or Excellence from the Year 11SCM course including AS90925 Practical Investigation in a Biological context, and AS90948 Biological ideas relating to Genetic Variation, OR: 12 credits at Merit/Excellence from Year 11SCB, AND a high level of English comprehension, both written and spoken, is required, as students need to read widely in order to write discussions using technical vocabulary. If these prerequisites are not met, students must get written permission from the HOD Biology.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
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