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Level 2 Biology

Level 2

Course Code: 2SBIO
Who can I talk to: Mrs Baxter

Through fieldwork, microscopy and research students will develop their self-management and ability to communicate with others. Students will develop critical thinking skills as they link observations to theory. Students will explore the use of a range of scientific vocabulary.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Students will gain an understanding of fundamental living world concepts to prepare them for further Biological study. Students will investigate and identify patterns in ecological communities. Students will prepare, view and record biological material using a microscope. Students will research how animals carry out their life processes in order to survive in their habitats. Students will describe how and why genetic variation and change occurs, they will explain biological processes that affect gene expression and how and why life processes occur at the cellular level.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
91165 Biology 2.3 – Adaptations of plants or animals 3 y y y 19-08-2021
91159 Biology 2.7 – Gene expression 4 y y 19-11-2021
91156 Biology 2.4 – Life proccess at the cellular level 4 y y y 19-11-2021
91157 Biology 2.5 – Genetic variation and change 4 y y 19-11-2021
91160 Biology 2.8 – Investigate biological material at the microscopic level 3 y y 24-09-2021
91158 Biology 2.6 – Investigate patterns in an ecology community 4 y y y 12-03-2021
Credits: 18-19
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? Yes

Entry Requirements

Satisfactory achievement from previous level of study;

Course Related Costs

Voluntary contribution to field trip expenses will be requested.

Companion Subjects

Chemistry, Physics, or Health. A literacy-rich subject would be advantageous.

Subject Combination Notes

Not applicable