BIO6

Biology - NCEA Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Healy

Are you interested in living things? This basic Biology course is a great introduction to learning more about the diversity of life on Earth. During this course we will learn about three major classifications of life: plants, animals, and micro-organisms, and how they carry out vital life functions. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a range of investigations, both research-based and practical, to find out more about living things.


Recommended Prior Learning

An interest in the living world and reasonable literacy and numeracy skills.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 90926 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.2 - Report on a biological issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 90928 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 90929 v4
NZQA Info
Biology 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 90949 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.10 - Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

A.S. 90950 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.11 - Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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