Level 2 Biology


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

Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre.

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 23 Nov

23rd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre.

Friday 13 Nov

13th November Senior students go on study leave for their NCEA exams.

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Labour day holiday. No School.

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