L2BIO

Biology Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Jom

Inscription of Biology science | การออกแบบโปสเตอร์, ดีไซน์, การศึกษา

Students who take this course will building on those ideas from Level 1 Genetics and Inheritance patterns in individuals and populations. They will increase their understanding of cell structure and functioning in life processes.

The study of an ecological community, how animals have adapted to their way of life, and identifying the biological validity of information provided to the public are internally assessed topics. 

You will be offered 19-22 achievement standard credits in this course.

Topics covered are: Ecology, Cell Biology, Plant and Animal Diversity, Genetic Variation and Gene Expression

Course Overview

Term 1
AS 91155 Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life.
The study of this standard involves showing understanding by linking several biological ideas on the adaptation of living things.

AS 91158 Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision.
The study of this standard involves using an environmental factor and the biology of interrelated organisms of different species to explain the pattern in an ecological community.

AS 91154 Analyse the biological validity of the information presented to the public.
This internal is optional and the written report may run into the term holidays. The study of this standard involves describing biological features and evaluating their overall impact of the article on the public.

Term 2
AS 91156 Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level.
The study of this standard involves linking biological ideas about life processes at the cellular level.

AS 91157 Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change.
The study of this standard involves linking biological ideas about genetic variation and change.

Term 3
AS 91159 Demonstrate understanding of gene expression.
The study of this standard involves linking biological ideas and processes about gene expression.

Revision of externals to prepare for Senior Exam Week.

Term 4
Revision to prepare for external examinations.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry, however, achievement of any of the following is recommended:

  • Level 1 AS90948 Genetics and Inheritance external, 
  • or 14 credits from Level 1 Physical Science, 
  • or 14 credits from either Level 1 English, Geography or History.

Helpful Accompanying Subjects:

  • Geography
  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • History

Assessment Information

There are three internal standards offered to the L2 Biology student of which AS 91154 (Socio-scientific Issue) is an optional internal. All three internal standards are assessed in class during the year and offer literacy credits.

The external standards are assessed by NZQA at the end of the year.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 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
A.S. 91154 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91155 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
Total Numeracy Credits: 4