Level 2 Science - Biology (BIO232)

BIO232
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Holt

Biology is a fascinating subject, relevant to many careers. Level 2 Biology builds on the aspects of genetics and variation learned in Level 1. We also learn about essential processes at the cellular level in plants and animals. Students carry out a field study at the rocky shore to investigate the adaptations and relationships of the organisms found there. We look at how blood sugar is regulated in the human body and what happens when this goes wrong.

The course offers 3 internally assessed achievement standards and 2 externally assessed achievement standards. Students are able to gain up to 15 credits at level 2 and 3 credits at level 3. Students can gain endorsement with Merit or Excellence in Biology.


Pathway

Level 3 Science - Biology (BIO303)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B8 exercise book, $15 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: , Week:
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91156 v2 Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
3
I
3
Y
3r *
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.