Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 2 Biology 201 with External Assessment

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Burge.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits in Level 1 Science including one external standard

Please talk to Miss Burge (TIC Biology) to make sure this is the most suitable course for you.

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. 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. This course provides an introduction to any future study of biology, including any university study. 

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

An extra internal assessment may be offered

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 Biology 301 Internally Assessed, NCEA Level 3 Biology 301 with External Assessment

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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