12BIOL
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Year 12 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ngatia Vaike

Senior Biology is a very natural and smooth transition from topics learned under the Living World strand in the junior school. Students are introduced to the many ways living and non-living things interact and have the opportunity to study different ecosystems.
Entry in this subject requires an open mind with a desire to explore new lines of thinking, interpreting and scrutinizing every action and reaction of an organism.
The foundation of secondary biology is dominated by genetics, which extends the students vocabulary from the junior Science genetics content. Students should be able to understand and apply Biological ideas in relation to the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors.
High level of achievement in L3 Biology is essential to gain entry to Science and Health Sciences courses at different tertiary institutions in NZ and overseas.

Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

Biology: 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in Science (including achievement in AS 1.9: Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation)


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91159 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91157 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91156 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
2
E
4
Y
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
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91153 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
4
4
4
4
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits
4
19
7
19
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