Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Heeney
Year 13 brings you a wealth of information on Animal behaviour, plant responses, knowledge about contemporary issues such as new pandemics, gene editing, drugs and the teenage brain, vaccinations, climate change and so much more. There is a unit on blood glucose control and diabetes in New Zealand and the Pacific. This topic everyone loves and learns a lot from. Evolution of NZ flora and fauna is also studied along with human evolution over the past 5 million years.
Students are also prepared for scholarship Biology should they wish to enter this exam.
Future Areas of interest and study:
Biology knowledge is rapidly expanding and is valuable to a wide array of occupations. We hope the students will take the experiences, knowledge and enthusiasm gained with them to any chosen career whether it be in biology or elsewhere. NZ is currently in need of biologists and there will always be demand for those with a science background.
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
Field trips of up to $25 and a manual of $40.
Recommended Prior Learning
Level 2 Biology and at least 3 credits external or apply to Head of Biology.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
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.