12BIO

12 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Heeney

This is the students’ first full year of learning about Biology. The course covers areas relevant to a wide number of students and professions. We have some great discussions, learn a lot and prepare for a healthy and well informed life. 


Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Field trip ($20) plus an optional course manual approx $35.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Biology.

Pathway

As to all levels of Biology - it is a fascinating subject which is currently (and will continue to be) in a major growth phase as new areas of research open up to keen New Zealand scientists. Students may be interested in jobs such as they have on CSI or perhaps working on protection of endemic species in NZ. Medical research will continue to require new minds as well as animal behaviour specialists.
We hope that you see the benefit in being a scientist OR an informed citizen as our lives are so very much affected by biology and biological issues.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91155 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
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
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
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91159 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
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: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

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.

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