12BIO

NCEA Level 2 Biology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. McKoy

Biology

Students will investigate living organisms, their environment and biological processes. They will be able to demonstrate a range of technical skills; show ability to observe, measure, collect data and to process it via one compulsory field trip and in class investigations, and acquire a working knowledge of the basic concepts of biology.



Subject Overview

Term 1
Week 1 Classification unit

Week 2 Preparation for Rocky Shore 2.6

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5 2.6 Rocky Shore field trip (Fri 6th Mar)

Week 6 Complete and assess 2.6

Week 7 2.4 Cell unit

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Term 2
Week 1

Week 2 2.1 Peroxidase assessment (timing depends on class)

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7 Complete and assess 2.4

Week 8 2.3 Animal Adaptations.

Week 9

Week 10 Complete and assess 2.3

Term 3
Week 1 2.7 Gene expression

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5 2.5 Genetic Variation

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8 PRACTICE EXAMS (2.4, 2.7 assessed).

Week 9

Week 10

Term 4
Week 1

Week 2 Complete and assess 2.5

Week 3 Revision

Week 4 Exam leave

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field trip $10; Homework Resource Manuals $35 (approx.)

Recommended Prior Learning

Prerequisite: 16 credits or more in NCEA Level 1 Science, including Merit in AS 1.9 (Genetics) Assessment: NCEA Level 2: 23 credits.

Pathway

Biology is a core subject for any medical, environmental science, agricultural or horticultural based careers. It would also be an advantage for teacher, biochemical engineering or managerial degrees.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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. 91155 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91158 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91159 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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