L2BIOL

L2 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Grattan

This course involves study of the key concepts of Biology to enable students to choose further study pathways in this specialist area. 

Biology study includes Ecology, Genetics, Cell Processes, Bio Validity and Anatomy. The course is a prerequisite for L3 Biology and required for entry into University and Polytechnic Course pathways.

This course will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, both internal and external, with students having the opportunity to gain up to 21 credits at L2.


Course Costs

Workbook $20. Field trip to Rotorua and Maungatautari (optional) $77. Education Perfect (optional) $20

Required Prior Learning


Minimum entry requirement is 12 credits in L1 Science (including Genetics - at Merit/Excellence level advisable) or if given HOD approval.


Pathway

Course Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91154 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91155 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91156 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91159 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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