Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 2 Biology 201 Internally Assessed

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Burge.

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 12 credits from Sci 101. 

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

Biology I 201
This is a foundation Biology course, introducing some basic biological principles and scientific skills. This course includes a biological investigation of the local environment, learning how plants and animals are suited to survive and reproduce in their environment, basic cell biology, and some genetics. Skills that will be developed include data processing, experimental design, critical thinking, and use of microscopes. The standards chosen for assessment are from Biology and Earth and Space Science. The course is intended for students with an interest in Biology who do not intend to take Sciences at university level.

Course Overview

Term 1
Ecology of Redwood Bush (4 credits)

Surviving in an Extreme Environment - the Poles (4 Credits)

Term 2
Adaptations in Animals - Reproduction (3 credits)

Cell Biology - Practical Investigation (4 credits)

Term 3
Cell Biology - Microscopes (3 Credits)


Term 4

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 Biology 301 Internally Assessed

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a 1 day field trip