Biology at Glenfield College
The senior biology courses are designed to examine the natural environment in which we live and the various factors that can affect the living things within our ecosystems.
In Year 12 the focus is on Ecology and Genetics, both of which are currently major areas of Human interest. In Year 13 students will continue their study of Genetics and Ecology in more detail. They will investigate the interaction of living things with other living/non living things within their environment, and carry out an independent investigation in this topic. The genetics component of level 3 Biology addresses the role of DNA in today’s world and continues from this to look at the various biotechnological techniques currently being used in modern society.
Both courses are examined in a variety of ways: practical investigations, research projects, field studies and external NZQA written examinations.
The Senior Biology courses teach a range of skills and topics essential for entry into a biological degree course.
Please see Sciencefor a comprehensive listing of available courses.