Learning Area: Science
Qualification: NCEA Level 1
Biology helps us understand the big picture of life on Earth. This course focuses on New Zealand ecosystems, human biology and health, and develops understanding of genetic variation to lead into Level 2 Biology and Science and to careers related to biology.. This course has a strong focus on literacy strategies and provides a more supported approach to the learning of biology concepts.
- Science skills including collecting data in the field, dissections, processing data, problem solving, research skills
- Literacy in science – writing scientific explanations, unpacking exam questions
- Experiments and field work relating to biology
- Science knowledge may include microbes, body systems, human impact on ecosystems, genetics, flowering plants.
External Credits: 8
Internal Credits: 12
Literacy: 12 Numeracy 4
Entry Recommendations: There are no pre -requisites for this course