Level 3 Biology

13BI
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cotsilinis

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91603 v3 Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91607 v2 Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

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