NCEA Level 2 Biology
Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Robertson
Biologists and students studying biology want to explain the nature of living things and to understand where and how life is evolving, how evolution links life processes and ecology, and the impact that humans have on all forms of life.
What will I do in Level 2 Biology?
We will provide you with the knowledge, understanding, and skills that enable you to be ‘scientifically literate citizens. You will develop an understanding of how biological theories and ideas have evolved over time and as technology has improved. Practical investigations will provide you with opportunities to experience how scientists learn more about living organisms.
What will I learn in Level 2 Biology?
learn about the diverse ways in which animals and plants carry out life processes
be able to explain how the interaction between ecological factors and natural selection leads to genetic change within populations
carry out an investigation that includes developing your understanding of the relationship between the investigation and scientific theory
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 11 Science; gaining 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 Science.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Course Contribution: $20 (Science Pad)
Stationery Requirements: 2 x 2B8
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.