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Biology

Biology from a Christian Perspective

Biology - the study of plants and animals with biblical concepts and background.

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Genesis1:29,30.....And God said,"See I have given you every herb that yields seed.....and every tree...; to you it shall be for food. And, to every beast ..... bird.....every thing that creeps....,I have given herb for food....." Our elementary knowledge of farming and dairy managment comes from our Almighty. The seasonal changes, day and night sequence are all given by GOD,also the time to plant and to harvest.

BIOLOGY is the study of life, involving the complexities of living organisms.
Welcome to the NCEA level 2 and 3 Biology course. The biology curriculum contributes towards The New Zealand Curriculum Framework within the essential learning area of science. It is an interesting course as it involves you in practical investigations using biological skills, along with the theory. It also prepares you well for further study at tertiary levels with the surveys, collection of data and writing reports.
  • There are 18 credits offered at each level
  • Some of the Achievement Standards are internally assessed
  • And some of the Achievement Standards are externally assessed at the end of the year
Studying Biology gives you the knowledge of the living world and understand the relationship between the environment and the human race. Learning in biology enhances if you are able to establish a link between the curriculum and the real world around with its beautiful flora and fauna with the knowledge, skills and the attitude you have gained. There are still innumerable biological issues unanswered, which no doubt is a result of careless, human activities - perhaps you could possibly find a solution to some of these vital issues. So come and join the team of our young budding scientists.

Welcome to NCEA Level 3 Biology Course

"You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing." (Psalm 65:9-13)

Through the topic study these are some of the Science objectives to consider.
That the student-

  • will grow in knowledge of God through the study of His creation.
  • will accept responsibility for conservation of natural resources placed under man's control.
  • will understand how things and organisms funtion, in order to make decisions honoring to the Lord.
This course is based on Biology in New Zealand Curriculum Document and is structured around 5 units of work (three internals and two externals) offering a total of 18 credits.

Course Outline

AS Title Content

Assessment

Number of Credits
AS 91602
 
Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue This achievement standard involves writing a research on a socio-scientific issue that has both biological and social implications. Internal 3
AS 91603 Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and
animals to their external environment
This achievement standard involves the animal behaviour and plant responses in relation to environmental factors
  
External 5
AS 91604 Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a
stable internal environment
This achievement standard involves biological ideas related to the control system that maintains the homeostatic system of an organism.
 
Internal 3
AS 91605 Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes
leading to speciation.
This achievement standard involves using biological ideas/scientific evidence to describe evolutionary processes leading to speciation.  External 4
AS 91607 Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer
and its biological implications
This achievement standard involves using biological ideas to describe human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications. Internal 3
Total Credits 18
 
 External Assessment

Achievement Standard 91603-Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and
animals to their external environment. The topics we are doing are Environmental Factors, Animal Behaviour/Relationships and Plant Responses/Relationships and Hormones.

Achievement Standard 91605-Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes
leading to speciation.The topics we are doing are Evolution, Natural Selection,Isolating Mechanisms and Patterns of Evolution.


Internal Assessment

For their Internal Assessment the student's research on various topics like Control of Blood Sugar in  Humans, Use of GMOs as a socio-scientific issue and Human manipulation of genetic transfer and its implications.

 
Liggins Visit -2015 batch

Year 13 Biology students had a wonderful time at the Liggins Institute (University of Auckland) looking at the practical aspect of Biotechnology topics they  are currently studying. The student’s also got to meet three young PhD students who shared some valuable information not only on the study of Biological Sciences, but also on the general campus environment. These are some of the student’s comment regarding their experience of the day-

“the Biology trip was very educational and interesting. I liked the practical’s we did as they were fun and helped me to understand the topic better”
 ‘the experience to see and talk to other students’ and researcher’s really opened my eyes to what I want to do in the future and was a it was a great opportunity that I am very thankful for’
‘listening to the PhD students was the highlight for me….’

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Liggins Visit -2014 batch

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Practical Investigation-2013 batch 

Students grow their own potted plants(beans, peas, chickpea and radish) to monitor the plant response to the various abiotic factors.
   

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Our school backyard is full of Bio- surprises. There are plenty of plant/tree specimens that we got to see on our small tour of the school.
 

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Some students are interested in studying the Human Anatomy
 
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Welcome to NCEA Level 2 Biology Course

"All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made" John 1:3

Through the topic study these are some of the Science objectives to consider.
That the student-
  • will grow in knowledge of God through the study of His creation.
  • will accept responsibility for conservation of natural resources placed under man's control.
  • will understand how things and organisms funtion, in order to make decisions honoring to the Lord.
This course is based on Biology in New Zealand Curriculum Document and is structured around 5 units of work (three internals and two externals) offering a total of 18 credits.

Course Outline

AS Title Content Assessment No. of Credits
AS 2.2
 
 
Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public This achievement standard involves writing a research on Meningococcal Vaccination- is it the best thing for our families. Internal 3
AS 2.3
 
 
 
Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants and animals to their way of life. This achievement standard involves writing a research on the adaptation of plants and animals to their way of life. Internal 3
AS 2.5
 
Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change. This achievement standard involves demonstrating understanding of genetic variation and change. Internal 4
AS 2.6
 
Investigate a pattern in an ecological community with supervision. This achievement standard involves a practical investigation into the interrelationship or pattern in an ecological population or community. External 4
AS 2.7
 
Demonstrate understanding of gene expression. This achievement standard involves demonstrating understanding of gene expression External 4
Total Credits 18

 

External Assessment

Achievement Standard 91157-Demonstrate understanding of Genetic variation and change.The topics we are doing are Genetic Biodiversity,Meiosis Cell Division,Mendelian Genetics- Dihybrid Cross,Mendelian Inheritance and Genetic Change.

Achievement Standard 91159-Demonstrate understanding of Gene Expression. The topics we are doing are Protein Synthesis,Mutagens, Mutations and Phenotype.

   

Internal Assessment- Zoo Trip (interrelationship or pattern in an ecological population or community).

The Year 12 Biology students’ enjoyed their zoo trip. I had arranged with the Zoo Educator to deliver an informative talk on the Native birds especially the Kereru, which is the topic of study for their Internal Assessment. And here are some of the student’s comments.

 “I thought the trip was a good way to research away from the computer screen. We got to witness for ourselves what we were actually studying. I found the zoo trip renewed my enthusiasm for the topic and motivated me to finish the report. The lecture was interesting”.
 “The zoo trip was great and the talk was very informative and I used some of the information in my research internal assessment”.



Zoo Trip-2015 batch

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Zoo Trip-2014 batch

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Zoo Trip-2013 batch

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Internal Assessment- Research Investigation

We are currently working on our Internal Assessment on the distribution pattern of the Kereru bird in an ecological community.

 

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