13 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Heeney

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Biology and at least 3 credits external or apply to the Head of Biology.

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.

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