Biology NCEA 2

Course Details

Level 2 Optional 24 Credits


To prepare students for entry into NCEA level 3 Biology Course. Diversity of living things, their interrelationships and interactions with the physical environment, structure and function in organisms, genetics and evolution. This course contributes towards the National Certificate in Science (Level 2). Biology Level 2 is an intellectually demanding course requiring excellent study skills, the ability to ignore distractions in class, good literacy and essay writing ability and good revision skills. Many of the concepts and knowledge needed require students to work independently. The ideal student has a mature and self motivated attitude to their studies. Success in this course requires a genuine interest in Biology as a subject and sciences as a whole. This course leads directly to Biology Level 3.

Entry Requirements:

14 credits from SCG1 or SCE1 and HOF/TIC approval.

Course Contribution:

$20 workbook plus $15 Bushy Park field trip.

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Available Standards

Some or all of the following will be offered:

Standard Description Level Credits Assessment
91153 Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision. 2 4 Internal
91156 Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level 2 4 External
91157 Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change 2 4 External
91158 Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision 2 4 Internal
91159 Demonstrate understanding of gene expression 2 4 External

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