L2BIO

L2 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Eason

The course builds on the Biology topics studied in L1SCD and L1SCS. Aimed at those students who require specialist knowledge and understanding of Biology, this course covers the essentials of genetics, processes at the cellular level, a research project linking adaptations to an animal's way of life and a practical investigation to develop higher level Biological investigative skills. This course is not suitable for students who are taking Gateway.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS 91153 Carry out a Practical Investigation (internal) and
AS 91155 Demonstrate understanding of adaptations of plants or animals to way of life (internal).

Term 2
AS 91156 Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level (external)

AS 91157 Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change (external)

Term 3
AS 91157 Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change (external)

AS 91159 Demonstrate understanding of gene expression (external)

Term 4
AS 91159 Demonstrate understanding of gene expression

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 for Write in workbook
A4 Ring binder & exercise book
Calculator

Recommended Prior Learning

Automatic entry will be given to students who have gained 16 credits from L1SCS or L1SCD combined including 2 externals.
This must include Merit in one of AS90948 or AS90927

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 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

Develop and carry out an investigation that extends science knowledge around the transport of substances in, out and around the cell.

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. 91155 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life

This achievement standard involves demonstrating understanding of adaptation of animals to their way of life.  Students complete own research on 3 different types of digestive systems in animals and present the information in a report. Course work is completed during class time while the majority of research is undertaken independently, out of class time.

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline 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

This Achievement Standard covers the processes of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, DNA Replication and Mitosis.  It requires understanding on how these processes are influenced by the movement of substances in / out and around cells as well as enzymes.

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

This Achievement Standard builds on the Genetics Achievement Standard in  Level 1 Science..  It covers the sources of genetic variation, predicting inheritance and genetics in a population. 

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91159 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression

This achievement standard looks at factors that influence the expression of a gene into a phenotype.  The Science ideas cover protein synthesis including the affect of mutations, metabolic pathways and the affect of the environment on the phenotype.  The achievement standards draws on a lot of knowledge from previously taught achievement standards throughout the year.  

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Pathway Tags

Biologist, Botanist, Zoologist, Nursing, Medicine, Health Science, Environmental Science, Physiotherapist, Forestry, Psychology, Food Technologist, Marine Biologist, Ecologist, Biotechnology, Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Paramedic, Anaesthetist, Anaesthetic Technician, Pathologist, Veterinary Nurse, Zoologist, Beekeeper, Chemist, Aquaculture Farmer, Zookeeper, Marine Biologist, Arborist, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Microbiologist, Beauty Therapist, Farmer/Farm Manager, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biotechnologist, Phlebotomist, Brewer, Mechanical Engineer, Cardiac Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Science Technician, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Community Karitane, Pharmacist, Crop Farmer/Manager, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Medical Radiation Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, Forensic Scientist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Dog Trainer, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Ranger, Food Technologist, Professional Sportsperson, Forest Manager, Forestry Scientist, Pest Control Technician, Landscaper, Gardener, Agricultural/Horticultural Field Representative, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Veterinarian, Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nursery Grower/Worker, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Quarantine Officer, Radiation Oncologist, Speech-Language Therapist, Sterilising Technician, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Pet Groomer, Orchard Farmer/Manager, Support Worker, Ophthalmologist, Viticulturist,

Disclaimer


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year

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