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2 unit Biology
2005 Candidature - 13269
Band 6  (8.25%)
Demonstrates extensive and detailed knowledge and superior understanding of biological concepts, including those based on context and prescribed focus areas. Applies knowledge and understanding to unfamiliar situations and designs original solutions to biological problems. Communicates succinctly, logically and sequentially using a variety of scientific formats, including diagrams, graphs, tables, flowcharts and equations relating to biology. Analyses and evaluates data effectively, identifies biological relationships, quantifies explanations and descriptions, and synthesises information to draw conclusions. Uses precise biological terms extensively and correctly in a wide range of contexts. Designs valid experimental processes involving appropriate technologies and incorporating thorough knowledge of scientific methodology to solve problems.
Band 5  (27.64%)
Demonstrates thorough knowledge and understanding of most biological concepts, including those based on context and prescribed focus areas. Applies a broad range of biological concepts to unfamiliar situations. Communicates effectively in a variety of scientific formats including diagrams, graphs, tables, flowcharts and equations. Explains qualitative and quantitative biological relationships and ideas coherently and identifies patterns in data to draw conclusions. Uses precise biological terms frequently and correctly in a range of contexts. Identifies the correct application of scientific experimental methodology to solve problems.
Band 4  (30.07%)
Demonstrates sound knowledge and clear understanding of some biological concepts. Demonstrates a sound understanding of the prescribed focus areas and contextual applications. Communicates using clear written expression and incorporating diagrams of biological structures. Provides qualitative and quantitative descriptions of biological phenomena and explains straightforward biological relationships. Uses general biological terms frequently and correctly in a range of contexts. Identifies correct componentsÇof experimental scientific methodology in biology.
Band 3  (23.55%)
Recalls basic knowledge and understanding of some biological concepts. Demonstrates a basic understanding of some prescribed focus areas and some contextual applications. Uses fundamental written communication with some use of simple scientific diagrams relating to biology. Provides qualitative descriptions of fundamental biological phenomena and explains some straightforward biological relationships. Uses some general biological terms correctly in a limited range of contexts. Recalls some aspects of experimental scientific methodology in biology.
Band 2  (8.10%)
Recalls limited knowledge and has elementary understanding of some straightforward biological concepts. Demonstrates a limited understanding of the prescribed focus areas and contexts relating to biology. Uses fundamental written communication relating toÇbiology. Provides simple qualitative descriptions of biological phenomena. Uses general biological terms occasionally.
Band 1  (1.96%)
A mark in this band indicates that the student has achieved below the minimum standard expected.

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