12BI2

12 Biology 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss H. Dunham

Students will:
• This course is for those students who struggle with the more abstract concepts in Biology. One less standard is covered over the year when compared
with 12BI1. This allows more time to be spent on the existing standards

Students will follow an academic course which covers genetic variation in the form of inheritance and evolutionary change and the processes that happen within a cell. 

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


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

12BI2 - Supplementary costs: Approx $50

Prerequisites

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

A student coming from 11SC1 course must have gained at least a ‘Achieved’ grade in AS90948 Genetics and Achieved in one other science external paper

OR HoD approval

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 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: 10
Term: 1, Week: 11

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: 0
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: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91158 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4