NCEA Level 2 Biology

12BIO
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

Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science, NCEA Level 3 Biology

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.

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2 Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91155 v2 Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91156 v2 Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

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

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