1SCB

Level 1 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Parker

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Devices will be essential for every lesson. Practical work, models, self-paced activities, note-taking, videos. Students will carry out directed research, much of which must be completed in their own time. They will be encouraged to use the Internet as a research tool. Homework is a vital part of the course and students can expect to have regular homework set. This course will likely involve one or two field trips throughout the year.

This course provides students with a deeper understanding of Biology and its applications to everyday life. It is an excellent preparation for Level 2 and 3 Biology. Biology is relevant to all fields of health science; medicine, sports science, animal studies, horticulture, forestry, biotechnology, ecology, wildlife management, agriculture and forensics.


Alternatively, this course could be trialing the new Level One Biology and Chemistry standards being developed for full implementation in 2023.  These four standards are each worth five credits, and are:

1.1 (Internal) Explore a microorganism within the mauri of the taiao

1.2 (Internal) Explore chemical reactions in the taiao

1.3 (External) Explore whakapapa using knowledge of genetic variation and inheritance

1.4 (External) Explore physical properties of materials and their use in the taiao

More information about these standards is available at https://ncea.education.govt.nz/science/chemistry-and-biology?view=learning and confirmation which course structure will be followed will be confirmed before the start of 2022. Students are able to opt for 11SCB on the basis of either course structure, and then change their mind later if the final course doesn't meet their learning needs.


Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 1 Science or Year 10 Science at a Merit or Excellence level. This is an academically demanding course. Applicants will be considered based on their overall achievement in NCEA Level 1/Year 10 Science with an emphasis on their achievement in Biology. Students from Year 10 Science MUST also take 1SCG as a second science option.

Pathway

This course provides students with a deeper understanding of Biology and its applications to everyday life. It is an excellent preparation for Level 2 and 3 Biology. Biology is relevant to all fields of health science; medicine, sports science, animal studies, horticulture, forestry, biotechnology, ecology, wildlife management, agriculture and forensics.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90927 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to micro-organisms
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90928 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90929 v4
NZQA Info
Biology 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s)
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90949 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.10 - Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90951 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.12 - Investigate the biological impact of an event on a New Zealand ecosystem
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.

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