Biology Conservation Level 2

Biology Conservation Level 2 (Half Year) (L2BIOCH)

Prior Learning: Satisfactory grades in the Biology module of Level 1 Science
Future Pathways/Subjects: Level 3 Biology at the discretion of the Head of Department
This course is intended for students with an interest in the application of scientific principles to conservation issues. It covers ecosystems, and the impact of primary production. A relevant practical investigation is a key part of the course.


Standard Number Level Credits LIt / Num Full Title Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
91153 2 4 Num Biology 2.1 – Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision Assignment
91158 2 4 L1 Lit Biology 2.6 – Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision Assignment
91298 2 4 L1 Lit Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 – Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product Assignment

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects at Level 1. It shows the progress to achieving a formal Vocational Pathways Award.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries