L2 Biology - Semester B

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Sergeant

Level 2 Biology - Semester B

This course teaches students how animals are adapted for survival. It includes how animals are classified, how adaptations allow animals to survive in their niche and how variation in animals is caused by changes in genetics between species and within species.

Curriculum Skills:

  • Practical skills - Learning how to set up and read a transect line to investigate an ecological community
  • Research Skills - Researching adaptations of animals and how adaptations allow animals to survive
  • Participating and Contributing - Planning and carrying out an investigation into a rocky shore community in groups.
  • Relating to others - Learning about how genetics lead to differences in humans and animals
  • Managing self - Working independently on an animal research project
  • Using language, symbols and texts - Understanding the terminology related to the topics covered
  • Thinking - Relating the knowledge learnt in this course to all organisms on Earth


In order to gain a Course Endorsement, students will have to combine this course with Level 2 Semester A Biology.


Pathway

L3 Biology - Semester A, L3 Biology - Semester B

Prior Learning & Prerequisites

It is preferable that students choosing this course have studied Genetics at Level 1 or have passed a Level 1 External. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, entry to this course will be on a case by case basis.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91155 v2 Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 11 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Disclaimer

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.