Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Biology 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Helen Dunham.


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 the 11SI1 course must have gained at least a ‘Achieved’ grade in AS90948 Genetics and Achieved in one other science external paper

OR HoD approval

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 remaining standards and one less exam for time pressure at the end of the year.

Students will follow an academic course which covers:

-  Genetic variation in the form of inheritance and evolutionary change (external)

- Structures and Processes that happen in a cell (external)

- Investigate layers of the forest and the adaptations that have evolved (internal with field trip)

- Investigate processes that happen in the cell (internal with a practical assessment)

There are two Level 2 internals achievement standards. These include a field trip to collect field data to write a report on the composition of a forest, and a practical assessment to investigate aspects of cell processes.

This course leads onto the Level 3 Biology course 13BI2 that is UE Approved




13 Biology 2

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12BI2* - Supplementary costs: Approx $60