Year 12 Biology

12BIO
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

Year 13 Biology

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
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91155 v2 Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91156 v2 Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 9
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
Total Credits
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.

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