Biology

Welcome to Senior Biology at Hamilton Girls’ High School.   Biology is a very popular subject with our girls’ and we offer a range of opportunities to experience practical biology, gain field trip experiences and develop knowledge relating to biological concepts and process at level seven and eight of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC).   

Senior biology builds on the biological knowledge students have gained as they progress through Year 9, 10 and 11 Science.

Year 12 and 13 Biology are at Level Seven and Eight of the NZC. The topics involved at this senior level are based under two specific strands.

The Nature of Science Strand  - Understanding about science, Investigating in science, Communicating in science, Participating and contributing:

And the Living World Strand  - Life processes, ecology and evolution

Scholarship Biology is also offered to students who are completing Level Eight Biology and have gained Merit or Excellence Endorsement for Level 2 NCEA Biology.

NCEA Science Pathways

LEVEL 1 SCIENCE LEVEL 2 BIOLOGY LEVEL 3 BIOLOGY
    LEVEL 2 CHEMISTRY LEVEL 3 CHEMISTRY
    LEVEL 2 PHYSICS LEVEL 3 PHYSICS

LEVEL 1 ALT SCIENCE


12 SCIENCE


13 SCIENCE
        LEVEL 2 BIOLOGY
        LEVEL 2 CHEMISTRY
        LEVEL 2 PHYSICS