NCEA Level 2 Environmental Biology
Number of Credits: 20
Entry requirements: Open entry to all students (it is expected students will choose either Biology or Environmental Biology).
Course outline: Environmental Biology aims to develop students with the motivation to take action for sustainability – in their personal lives, within their community and also at a global scale, now and in the future.
The class will be introduced to a range of ecological concepts, including exploring different attitudes and values towards the environment. Students will have the opportunities to explore why an issue is important, take action on issues that are meaningful to them, all the while developing the skills they need to create change. They will also continue to develop their scientific investigative and research skills during the year.
This course leads to Level 3 Biology, in consultation with HoF.
Achievement Standards will be selected from Level 2 Education for Sustainability (EfS), Biology and Earth Science depending on student needs, interests and abilities. The intent is that it is an internally assessed course. However, EfS 2.6 will be an option if there are students that have the ability and desire.