Biology Level 2

BIO2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Recommended Prior Learning


Science 101, with a merit grade in both the research assignment on covid and the internal practical investigation. Students with achieved grade(s) are subject to HOD discretion. 


Biology Level 2

This course involves study of the key concepts of Biology to enable students to choose further study pathways in this specialist area. 

Biology study includes Ecology, Genetics, Cell Processes, Bio Validity and Anatomy. The course is a prerequisite for L3 Biology and required for entry into University and Polytechnic Course pathways.

 This course will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, both internal and external, with students having the opportunity to gain up to 21 credits at L2.



Course Overview

Term 1
A.S. 91153 v2
Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision Internal 4 Credits

A.S. 91154 v2
Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public Internal 3 Credits

Term 2
A.S. 91157 v2
Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change External 4 Credit
s
A.S. 91158 v2
Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision Internal 3 Credits

Term 3
A.S. 91159 v2
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression External 4 Credits

Term 4
Revision

Learning Areas:

Science



Pathway

Biology Level 3, Horticulture Level 3, Science Level 3

Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Pathologist, Zoologist, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Podiatrist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Forestry Scientist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbooks (external & revision) $35.


Assessment Information Assessments A.S. 91153 v2 Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision Internal 4 Credits A.S. 91154 v2 Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public Internal 3 Credits A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change External 4 Credits A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision Internal 3 Credits A.S. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression External 4 Credits Total Credits=18
Pathway Tags

Biology: Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse


Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.