Level 2 Biology
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Fraser
Biology is the scientific study of life. It is a subject which explores the living world: its ecology, processes and relationships.
Through this study, students gain an understanding of themselves, the planet, and how organisms survive and live together. They also develop essential scientific knowledge, methods and techniques. From here, students are able to analyse scientific information effectively and discuss the wide range of implications biology has on their world, including medical and environmental issues. Biology is a fascinating subject and is important for careers in a variety of areas including medicine, sports science, environmental science, marine biology and forensics.
Y12 topics include:
- Cell Biology: learning about the amazing complexity in the structure and function of cells.
- Genetics: examining the mechanisms behind inheritance and genetic variation.
- Anatomy and Physiology: exploring the powerful theory of evolution and its relationship with the structure and function in animals and plants.
Recommended Prior Learning
12 Level 1 Science credits
Course can be endorsed with Merit or Excellence
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 3
* These standards contribute to the 14 credits required for UE approval.