Level 3 Biology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Gray

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.

Level 3 Biology 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.

Learning Areas:


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.

Pathway Tags

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:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.