Level 2 Biology

12BI
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Keough

This course gives students the opportunity to carry out real life biological research. Students could be expected to attend field trips to investigate biological populations and communities. The main topics covered include cells, genetics, evolution, and how animal or plant adaptations give them an advantage in their environment. You will also study how to critically and justifiably evaluate scientific information presented to you in the media.


Pathway

Level 3 Biology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The opportunity to purchase revision and study workbooks through the school will be offered, but there is no obligation to purchase these. Suggestions for appropriate workbooks will be provided in the student information sheet issued at the start of the year.


Recommended Prior Learning

Require a minimum of 12 Credits from Level 1 Science which must include Science AS 1.9 (external).

You may *not* take this course *and* Level 2 General Science.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91154 v2 Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91156 v2 Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.