This course requires 2 options.
BIOLOGY 21F - Full Year
Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Taylor
This course is intended to provide students with a broad understanding of Biology and the range of disciplines within it. The curriculum is largely centred around the building blocks of the living world; from the sub-cellular level up to whole physical systems and their function.
This includes the following:
• Using a microscope
• Cell form and function
• Animal and plant adaptations to the environment
• Investigating patterns in an ecological community
• Genetic information and its transfer
A total of 19 credits, all assessed at NCEA Level 2 and all are Achievement Standards. 8 credits are available from two external examinations, and 11 from four internal assessment opportunities.
This course leads to further study in Biology at Level 3 as well as giving a broad general background in a range of Biological Sciences, including microscopy, laboratory skills and ecological concepts. The content is extremely important for students hoping to pursue a career in the Medical Health sciences.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$210.00 for field trips (includes a 3-day trip to the mountains to study a patterns in alpine plants and a trip to Orana Park to study animal Locomotion)
$30.00 for “Write on” text.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students are required to have gained 14 credits in Level 1 Science Achievement Standards including 90948 Science: Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation or approval from the Teacher in Charge.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.