11 Human Biology

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Heeney

This course is designed mainly for those students who benefit from having additional learning support provided in smaller classes. This course does not lead onto Level 2 Biology.

In Human Biology we learn about issues in the community - for example the rate of diabetes, vaccinations and COVID-19. We also learn how to carry out an investigation. We also have time to chat about issues that the cohort want to talk about, for example brain disease.

Assessment Information

For this year long course we look at four topics. One is formally assessed and provides opportunity for NCEA Level 1 credits. Other assessments are investigations, posters and any other creative way students can display learning.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90926 v3
Biology 1.2 - Report on a biological issue
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 3
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.