Year 12 Biology Internal
Teacher in Charge: S. Scourfield
This course is hands-on biology with an emphasis on knowledge and skills that will be useful in a range of occupations including conservation, farming, horticulture, veterinary nursing, pharmacy assistant and laboratory science.
The course will cover the biology of animals and plants including animal structure, function and adaptations. It also covers microscopes, microscopic organisms and biological drawings. Students will learn how to analyse information presented to the public and carry out a fair test. Students will also prepare for and sit an external achievement standard on Genetic Variation and Change.
• Investigation skills including manipulating equipment.
• Collecting, recording and interpreting data and report writing.
• Research skills.
• Numeracy and literacy skills.
2020 Student Voice states:
"It is really nice how this course has a lot of practical skills and knowledge that will help me in my future"
" It goes quite slowly which is nice and I don't feel as rushed as some of my other subjects"
"I take the Northtec Health Science course as well as this subject and they work well together"
Contributions and Equipment
1 Refill Pad
2 Mechanical Pencils
1 2.5 SciPad mini - Generic variation (Optional) available from Officemax
Recommended Prior Learning
Successful completion of either 11SCIG or 11SCIM course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
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