12BI1

12 Biology 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matthew Huang

Students will:
Follow a rigorously academic course, which covers all the Level 2 external achievement standards. It covers genetic variation in the form of inheritance and evolutionary change; the processes that happen within a cell and how genes code for proteins and are expressed. 

This course leads onto the Level 3 Biology courses that are UE Approved

Prerequisites

At least ‘Merit’ in AS90948 and ‘Achieved’ in AS90929 in the External Achievement Standards in L1 Biology papers, Level 1 numeracy and literacy.

A student coming from the 11SI1 course must have gained at least a ‘Merit’ grade in AS90948 Genetics and Achieved in one other science external paper.

OR HoD approval



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12BI1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $52

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 1, Week: 9

A.S. 91156 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91157 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91158 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91159 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

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