NCEA Level 1 Human Biology
Level 1
Number of Credits: 19

Entry Recommendation: Open entry.

Course Outline: The standards chosen for the Human Biology course provide a foundation for Level 2 Biology. They cover core body systems, genetics and human disease. All aspects of the course provide opportunities for experimental work and the application of biological concepts to everyday life. Students may take either Level 1 Human Biology or Level 1 Science, but not both.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Experimental design with data analysis and evaluation
  • Application of concepts to everyday situations
  • Communication of scientific ideas
  • Ability to access and select information using a range of sources
  • Laboratory practical skills
  • Investigate tends in physical and chemical phenomena 

Course costs: Course notes $20, Education Perfect (online study tool) $25 (optional), ICAS competition $9.50 (optional)

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Biology or IB Biology.

Assessment

AS 90925
Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
4 Credits
Literacy
Practical
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 2
AS 90929
Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s)
3 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 90948
Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 90949
Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them
4 Credits
 
Applied Research
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 6
AS 90950
Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
4 Credits
 
Applied Research
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 8
Level 1 Human Biology