2BIA

Level 2 Biology - Extended

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Parker

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Devices will be essential for every lesson. 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. Expect at least one field trip.

All fields of health science; medicine, sports science, animal studies, horticulture, forestry,
biotechnology, ecology, wildlife management, agriculture and forensics.


Recommended Prior Learning

Ideally 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.

Success in English is advantageous, as students need to be able to read and use an large and technical vocabulary. 

Otherwise, with approval from the HOD Biology.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 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
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. 91156 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
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: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91158 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
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: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

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