Biology

 

Year 12 Biology    (12BIO)

The following topics are covered:

  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Taxonomy (classification)                                                     
  • Evolution
  • Microscope Use                                                                      
  • Ecology
  • Biological Investigations

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91153 (2.1)  Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision  (4 credits)
  • 91158 (2.6)  Investigate a pattern in an ecological community  (4 credits)           

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91156 (2.4)  Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level  (4 credits)
  • 91157 (2.5)  Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change  (4 credits)
  • 91159 (2.7)  Demonstrate understanding of gene expression  (4 credits)

 

Year 13 Biology    (13BIO)

The topics covered in the year 13 biology course are:

  • Organisms and their environment
  • Socio-scientific issues
  • Evolution
  • Human Biological and Cultural Evolution
  • Practical investigation

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.  

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91601 (3.1)  Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance  (4 credits)
  • 91602 (3.2)  Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue  (3 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91603 (3.3)  Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment  (5 credits)
  • 91605 (3.5)  Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation  (4 credits)
  • 91606 (3.6)  Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution  (4 credits)
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