1BIOLA

Level 1 Biology - Semester A

Although 2021 timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Kindley

Biology is the study of life from the smallest cell to massive ecosystems. What could be more interesting than learning about what makes living things including ourselves work? There are over 25 branches of Biology including Anatomy, Botany, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology.

This course will study genetics, and two practical Internal biology investigations. The course has 12 credits and can only be done for one semester, It has 4 Literacy and 4 Numeracy credits.

Biology is important for careers in Biotechnology, Horticulture, Marine biologist, Conservation, Ecologist, Environmentalists, Medicine, Veterinary, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Sports.

Only pick for one semester.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Cost: Workbook and Education Perfect subscription approx $30

Recommended Prior Learning

Average Grade At the Standard or above in Year 10 with a minimum Grade At the Standard in exam Understanding.

Pathway

If you want to do level 2 Biology you must do level 1 Biology first.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90948 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90949 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.10 - Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.

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