LEVEL 2 BIOLOGY – L2BIO

Learning Area: Science
Qualification: NCEA Level 2

Biology helps us understand the big picture of life on Earth. This course builds on Level 1 ideas about genetic variation by investigating the interconnectedness of all living things at the cellular, organism and ecosystem levels. Using an understanding of DNA and gene expression, we explore the way living things maintain their community through inheritance. As well as preparing you for Level 3 biology, this course is particularly useful if you are considering health, veterinary, conservation and sustainability, nursing and aged care or food science pathways.

Course Components:
  • Animal systems and adaptations
  • Patterns in ecological communities
  • Genetic variation and change
  • Gene expression
  • Investigating changes in cell systems

External Credits:                                    8
Internal Credits:                                     12
Literacy:                                                   12                                                          Numeracy:                                               8
Entry Recommendations:                    12 Level 1 NCEA Science credits (including 8 Level 1 literacy credits)

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