Biology & Human Function Level 2

Biology & Human Function Level 2 (Half Year) (L2BIOHH)

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 designed for students who wish to gain biological understanding of aspects of the Human body and its ability to adapt to physical demands. It covers heart and lung function, body responses to physical stress and the effect of sports supplements.


 Standard Number  Level  Credits  LIt / Num  Full Title  Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
 91154  2  3  L1 Lit Biology 2.2 – Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public  Assignment
 91155  2  3  L1 Lit Biology 2.3 – Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life  Assignment
 91190  2  4  L1 Lit Earth and Space Science 2.4 – Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment  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