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Biology is at the centre of all life and ākonga explore the living world, its ecology, plant and animal life processes, evolution, and relationships between biology and technology. Through this study, ākonga gain an understanding of themselves, the world, and how organisms survive and live together. They also develop essential scientific knowledge, methods and techniques. From here, ākonga are able to analyse scientific information effectively and discuss the wide range of implications science has on our world, including medical and environmental issues. Biology is a broad interest subject and is important for careers and in a variety of areas, from health through to forestry and zoology.