12BIO

Year 12 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Holt

Biology is a fascinating subject relevant to many careers. The course studies the functioning of essential processes at the cellular level. This includes a practical investigation of an aspect of a cellular process. The course develops the ideas of genetic inheritance and variation from Level 1, and how organisms evolve over time. The course involves both practical and theoretical studies into how animals and plants are adapted to their environment and the interrelationships between organisms and their environment.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B5 exercise book, sciPAD workbooks (internal and external combo). Optional - Students wishing to have their own write-on copy of the sciPAD workbooks can purchase them through OfficeMax: Internal - ISBN No. 978-0-9922604-3-9 and External - ISBN No. 978-0-9922604-1-5; $8 Rocky Shore field trip (approx)

Recommended Prior Learning

12 Credits from Level 1 Science, including Science 1.9 AS90948 or with HOD approval

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7

A.S. 91156 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 91157 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 91158 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7

A.S. 91602 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 3

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.