BIO200

Level 2 Biology

Course Description

Teacher to contact with questions: Mrs E. Carr

Studying Biology gives students a deeper understanding of what makes each of us different as well as developing a greater understanding of the uniqueness of Aotearoa’s ecology.

In Biology, we unpack how DNA is used as the instruction manual for making the building blocks of our bodies, as well as how variation with DNA results in our unique combination of features. We then extend this idea to our native species to understand how Biology is used in conservation. Biology also challenges students to apply their scientific knowledge to social issues such as vaccinations, use of 1080 and maintaining the quality of our whenua.

If you are curious about what makes you, you, or understanding and sustaining our natural environment, then take Biology in 2020.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook $20 - students may wish to purchase their own copy of the workbook (useful for revision for exams)

Recommended Prior Learning

Students taking Level 2 Biology are recommended to have gained at least 14 credits at level 1 Science and have experience in external examinations. Students who have done the Level 1 Science Genetics standard will be well prepared for Level 2 Biology.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 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
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
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
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
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91157 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
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
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91160 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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