NCEA Level 1 Human Biology
Level 1
Number of Credits: 18

Entry Recommendation: Open entry.

Course Outline: The standards chosen for the Human Biology course provide a foundation for Year 12 Biology. They cover body systems, genetics and ecological interactions. All aspects of the course provide opportunities for experimental work and the application of biological concepts to everyday life.

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 biological systems

Course costs: Field Trip $15

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Biology or IB Biology or IB Environmental Systems


AS 90951
Investigate the biological impact of an event on a New Zealand ecosystem
4 Credits
Applied Theory
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 7
AS 90929
Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s)
3 Credits
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 90926
Report on a biological issue
3 Credits
Applied Research
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 2
AS 90949
Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them
4 Credits
Applied Theory
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 5
AS 90953
Demonstrate an understanding of carbon cycling
4 Credits
Applied Theory
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 3
Level 1 Human Biology