Approx Cost:
Course book $40 plus optional revision guide $22. Field trip costs of approximately $15.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Requirements:

Open entry. Students will not be able to take the Biology 201 and Science 201 course as well due to overlapping standards.

Course Outline:

By the end of Practical Biology students will be able to:

  • Carry out a practical investigation in Biology.
  • Using microscopes to identify the cell structure of organisms.
  • Investigate an ecological pattern in a community.
  • How animals are adapted to their way of life.
  • How biological information is presented to the public. 

There are five internal assessments (with the possibility of one optional external).

Where Does It Lead:

Year 13 Applied Biology, Agricultural/ Horticultural Science, Manufacturing Science, Polytechnic Nursing, New Zealand Certificate of Science courses, Occupational Therapy, Agriculture/Horticulture fields.

For further information see:
Mr W Tolhoek.