Teacher in Charge: Mr M. EasterbrookRecommended Prior Learning
12 credits from Level 1 Science including AS 90948 (Understanding of Genetic Variation) or with HOD permission
Why study Biology?
The study of Biology in the junior school included the topics Sports Science, It's in the Genes, It's Alive!, Food Analysts, In Focus and in Year 11 Genetics and Bacteria.
Level 2 Biology extends this learning, particularly Genetics and:
What does the course offer?
Animal Adaptations: Animal Structure and Physiology
The study of the fundamental life processes of Respiration and Gas Exchange in Humans, Fish and Insects. Students will develop skills in dissection, laboratory work and biological drawings.
Predator Free NZ: Ecology and Environmental Science
The study of Aotearoa's unique and special species and what Science and other groups are doing to protect them. Students will develop skills in researching and report writing.
Gene Expression: Molecular Cell Biology
The study of how our cells make proteins from DNA to blood and bone. Also, the effect of mutation and the environment on the expression of genes. Students will develop skills in learning Biology content.
Biological Investigation: Human Cell Enzyme Function
The study of how enzymes function in our bodies and the factors that affect them. Students will develop skills in laboratory work and the scientific method.
Genetic Variation: Patterns of Inheritance and Evolution
The study of where our genetic variation comes from, how it is passed on to new generations and why variation is important in the survival of species. Students will continue to develop skills in learning Biology content.
Finish content and practise for external examination.
Pathologist, Zoologist, Marine Biologist, Biotechnologist, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Science Technician, Podiatrist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Food TechnologistContributions and Equipment/Stationery
Cost for field trip - approx. $10. Workbook purchase - approx $25
Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.