Biology Level 2

Biology Level 2 (Full Year) (L2BIOLF)

Prior Learning: Satisfactory grades in the Biology module of Level 1 Science
Future Pathways/Subjects: Level 3 Biology
This course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of the Biological world and is recommended for students planning to study Health and veterinary sciences at the tertiary level. It covers: Life processes at the cellular level, genetic variation, gene variation, gene expression, animal form and function, and analysis of information on marine reserves.

6 credits
12 credits

 Level  Credits  Lit / Num  Full Title  Method of
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
 91156  2  4  L1 Lit Biology 2.4 – Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level  Exam  External
 91157  2  4  L1 Lit Biology 2.5 – Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change  Exam  External
 91159  2  4  L1 Lit  Biology 2.7 – Demonstrate understanding of gene expression  Exam  External


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