12BIO

Year 12 Biology (12BIO)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Clearwater

This course covers:

  • The structure, function and processes of cells
  • Analysis of the biological validity of information presented to the public
  • Concepts and processes relating to genetic diversity
  • Exploration of the diversity of animal adaptations to their environments

This forms a sound basis for Year 13 Biology. Students who intend to do Year 13 Biology must take Year 12 Biology.  This course can lead on to many careers including medicine, health sciences, nursing, veterinary science, farming, food technology, physiotherapy, and many more.

Pre-requisites

12 credits in Level 1 Science, at least 8 credits of which must be external and HOD approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$27 for Workbooks (purchased at OfficeMax).

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 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

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

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

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

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

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
Total Numeracy Credits: 4