Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Limmer
Level 2 Biology
This course teaches students about how life is possible at the cellular level. Students will do a practical investigation using microscopes. The course covers how cells are structured and how they function. The processes covered are membrane transport, respiration, photosynthesis, DNA replication and cell division. These are enzyme controlled processes.
Students will them learn about adaptation of animals and how they carry out functions such as nutrition or gas exchange. They will also learn about genetics and evolution in terms of inheritance and natural selection.
This course is a required foundational course for students wanting to take L3 Biology.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Exercise book, device, calculator
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.