12BIOL

Level 2 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Miller


This subject involves the study of living things. It includes:
- Gene Expression – how genes work
- Genetics variation & change- How populations change over time.
- Socio Scientific issue-Biological, Ethical, Economic and Cultural impacts of Vaccination
- Carry out a practical investigation- Enzymes

Ecology-  How communities of species interact.



Course Overview

Term 1
Practical Investigation- Enzymes
Ecology (not assessed).

Term 2
Socio-scientific Issue- Vaccinations
Genetic variation and change

Term 3
Genetic Variation and change
Gene Expression

Recommended Prior Learning

Reasonable success in Level 1 Achievement Standards in Science or at the discretion of the HOLA.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A workbook is available for purchase (approximately $35.00).

Assessment Information

3.2 Socio-scientific Issue is very accessible for year 12 students and provides Cr that contribute to both Level 2 and 3 NCEA.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 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. 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. 91602 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
Total Numeracy Credits: 4