Level 2 Biology

Prerequisites:

12 credits at level one science, which must include AS90948 and AS90950

Course description:

Biology is suitable for students who wish to improve their general understanding of science within the context of real-life situations, and vital to those who need to continue studies in the sciences as part of their career aspirations.

Topics covered:

Internally assessed standards:

  • Ecology
  • Animal adaptations
  • Practical investigations

Standards that are externally assessed:

  • Cell biology
  • Genetics and evolution

Credits available:

The table below shows the credits available within the subject.

Number Title I or E    Credits
AS 91158       Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision                           I          4
AS 91155 Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life I 3
AS 91156 Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level   E 4
AS 91153 Carry out a practical investigation with supervision   I 3
AS 91157 Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change      E 4
AS 91159 Demonstrate understanding of gene expression (optional)    E 3

 

I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Leads to:

NCEA level 3 biology  

Cost: Purchase of workbooks ($40) is advised.

Contact: Mrs J Collins

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