Approx Cost:
Course manual $30.00. Field trip approx. $30.00.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Students are expected to have at least 8 credits from any NCEA Level 1 Science course.  Alternatively, a student can discuss their suitability with the HOLA.

Course Outline:

Some of the Biology from Level 1 is developed further, and new topics are introduced including:

  • Biological Investigation.
  • Genetic variation and change.
  • Animal diversity.
  • Cell structure and function.
  • Ecology.

There are two external assessments at the end of the year and three internal assessments during the year.

Where Does It Lead:

Year 13 Biology, Polytechnic Nursing, New Zealand Certificate of Science courses, occupational therapy, university biology courses, veterinary science, optometry, medical degree, horticulture and agriculture fields, etc.

For further information see:
Ms Whiting.