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 Year planner 2014 

Information for students

Wellington Zoo October 17th 2013
 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

At least an achieve grade in the Biology Section of Level 1 Science or sufficient achieve grades in Human Biology Level 1 as determined by the class teacher or the Head of Science.

COURSE CONTENT:

The course is divided into the following major themes:- ecology; cell form and function; plant or animal diversity; genetics; applied biology. Each theme is covered in depth, looking at the main concepts involved and relating them to contemporary issues where relevant. It builds and expands on the Biology done at previous levels. There is an emphasis on practical work in all topics covered.

HOW IS IT ASSESSED?

A combination of internally and externally assessed Achievement Standards. At least 21 credits are offered. The practical and research skills are internally assessed.

WHERE DOES IT LEAD?

Level 3 Biology and many Science based careers and university courses.

COSTS:

Some fieldwork may be carried out to various locations and would involve a cost for transport.