Level 2 Biology - Extended

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Parker

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.

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.



Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 3 Biology - Extended, Level 3 Biology

Career Pathways

Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Paramedic, Marine Biologist, Biomedical Engineer, Clinical Physiologist, Midwife, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Pharmacist, Dentist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Forensic Scientist, General Practitioner, Environmental Scientist, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Veterinarian, Optometrist