The following topics are covered:
Students study six topics (standards) that count for 23 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.
The topics covered in the year 13 biology course are:
Students study five topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.
This class is designed to prepare students for Biology at a tertiary level by developing key critical thinking skills and building on key biological concepts. The class also aims to increase students’ Merit and Excellence endorsement at Level 3 Biology.
Through this class, students will gain the skills of abstraction and generalisation, and the ability to integrate, synthesize and apply knowledge. By the end of the school year, students will be equipped with comprehensive content knowledge, effective communication skills, critical evaluation and flexible thinking in unfamiliar contexts.
The achievement standards for this class are similar to those in Year 13 Biology, however students are also encouraged to participate in the Scholarship Biology examination at the end of the year in addition to their other external examinations. Biology scholarship workshops are also included in the scholarship programme throughout the year.
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