BIOE201

NCEA Level 2 Biology 201 with External Assessment

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Burge


Biology E 201
This is a foundation Biology course, introducing basic biological principles in all of the main branches of biology. This course covers ecology, cell biology, genetics (inheritance and how DNA works) and evolution. This course provides an introduction to any future study of biology. Scientific communication, and the understanding and application of biological processes are important aspects of the course as well as practical investigation and field work skills.


Course Overview

Term 1
Ecology - Redwood Bush (4 credits)
Cell Biology (4 credits)

Term 2
Cell Biology Investigation (4 credits)
Gene Expression (4 credits)

Term 3
Gene Expression

Genetic variation and Change (4 Credits)

Term 4
Genetic Variation and Change

Optional Internal - Analysing biological information presented to the public (3 credits)

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits in Level 1 Science including one external standard


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The SciPad workbook is used for classwork and homework ($25).
One day of field work

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

A.S. 91156 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91158 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 1, Week: 8

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
Total Numeracy Credits: 4