Year 12 Biology is a full year course, of six topics, that works towards gaining 20 Level Two credits for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). Two of the standards are assessed internally (8 credits), the three remaining standards are externally assessed (12 credits). You will need to gain at least 15 credits at Level 2 to be eligible for entry into Level 3 Biology.

Year 13 Biology is a full year course, consisting of five topics which work towards gaining 19 Level Three credits for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). Two of the standards are assessed internally (6 credits), the three remaining standards are externally assessed (13 credits). UE entrance requires you to gain 14 credits in each of three approved Level 3 subjects (as well as numeracy and literacy requirements being met).