Level 1 Biology - Advanced

11SCB
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Jaspers

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: 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 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.



Pathway

Level 2 Biology - Advanced

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.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbooks approx. $26 and trips $40.


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 11SCM as a second science option.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

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

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Lynfield College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.