Approx Cost:
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

Students should have enjoyed Year 10 Science and have strong interest in biology. Students intending to take Year 12 Biology will need to include an additional science course in their learning program.

Course Outline:

Students will explore biological ideas that will allow them to:

  • Culture a range of microbes and investigate factors that affect their growth.
  • Research harmful microbes (pathogens) and their effect on humans.
  • Use helpful microbes to develop a range of food products.
  • Research a biological issue surrounding human-microbe interactions or other independent topic.

There will be one internal NCEA assessment which includes 4 literacy credits.

Where Does It Lead:

This course would fit well alongside any other year 11 science. This could lead to completing study in senior Biology at Lincoln High School. Relevant careers could include Biology, Health Science, Research and Development, Nutrition, Microbiology, Disease Management, Food Science. Students who are looking at careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields are recommended to consider taking more than two semesters of science such as 11BIO, 11SCP, 11ESS, 11AHS, 11SCB, 11AMS or 11FSC. For NCEA Level 2 Speciality Sciences, a total of 8 Science credits are required with 4 credits of those being at least Merit level in the specialty subject area.


For further information see:
Miss Tighe