14 credits from a L1 Science course including a pass in Genetics external and/ or a M or higher in a Biology internal. Students who do not meet these prerequisites must meet with the Science HOD to discuss their goals and their commitment to improving their achievement.
L2 Biology course extends the knowledge and concepts gained from Year 10 and Science Level 1 courses. In studying Biology, students will develop key skills such as investigation, communication, participation and understanding science through the content of the course. this includes, exploring the diverse methods used by the plants and animals to carry out their life processes. It also includes, understanding the interaction between DNA and the environment. In addition, the students will be able to explain the interaction between ecological factors and natural selection and how this leads to genetic changes within a population.
Recommended course book and fees may be required for field trip.
course leads to
Level 3 Biology
internal credits : 10-11 (TBC)
External credits : 8
Total credits : 18-19 (TBC)
HOD : Mrs Innes