Level 3 Biology
This course links to and further develops the concepts taught at NCEA Level 2 Biology, as well as explaining why plants and animals behave the way they do in their environment. Units of work will focus on the theories and evidence presented for the evolution of humans; biotechnology and its impacts on the environment and living things; how animals regulate their internal environment in response to changes outside their bodies.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
The opportunity to purchase revision and study workbooks through the school will be offered, but there is no obligation to purchase these. Suggestions for appropriate workbooks will be provided in the student information sheet issued at the start of the year.
Recommended Prior Learning
Require a minimum of 14 credits from Biology Level 2 which must include one external from either AS 2.4, AS 2.5 or AS 2.7.
You may *not* take this course *and* Level 3 General Science.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse, Tree Surgeon, Nursery Production Manager, Packhouse Supervisor, Orchard Grower, Town Planner, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist Policy Analyst, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Archivist, Film maker, Lawyer, Historian, Social Work, Geologist, Packhouse, Doctor, Sport Medicine, Ecologist, Microbiologist, Geneticist, Counselor, Prime Minister,
All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:
- meeting any course entry requirements
- minimum class sizes
- the availability of teaching staff
and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.