L2 Biology

L2BIOL
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.


Pathway

L3 Biology

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.



Course Credit Information
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. 91154 v2 Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public
2
I
3
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. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

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