12BIOI

Year 12 Biology Internal

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Scourfield

Content:
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. 

Skills:
• 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 Calculator
1 2.5 SciPad mini - Generic variation (Optional) available from Officemax

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of either 11SCIG or 11SCIM course.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 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
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. 91157 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91160 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Pathway Tags

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