Level 2 Biology - Advanced

12BIA
Course Description

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.



Pathway

Level 3 Biology - Advanced

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.


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. 91153 v2 Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91155 v2 Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91156 v2 Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

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