BIO3

Biology Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Biology Level 3

This course involves study of the key concepts of Biology to enable students to choose further study pathways in this specialist area. 

Biology study includes contemporary issues in Biology, human evolution, animal behaviour and plant responses to the environment and homeostasis. This course is a prerequisite for entry into many University and Polytechnic Course pathways.

This course will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, both internal and external, with students having the opportunity to gain up to 19 credits at L3.


Course Overview

Term 1
A.S. 91601 v2
Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance Internal 4 Credits
A.S. 91604 v2
Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment Internal 3 Cr

Term 2
A.S. 91606 v2
Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution External 4 Credits

Term 3
A.S. 91605 v2
Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation External 4 Credits

A.S. 91607 v2
Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications Internal 3 Credits

Term 4
Revision

Recommended Prior Learning


Level 2 Biology. An achieved in two derived grade standards minimum. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 for course manual which is issued at the beginning of the year.

Assessment Information

Assessments
A.S. 91601 v2
Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance Internal 4 Credits
A.S. 91604 v2
Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment Internal 3 Cr
A.S. 91605 v2
Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation External 4 Credits
A.S. 91606 v2
Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution External 4 Credits
A.S. 91607 v2
Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications Internal 3 Credits
Total 18 Credits

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91601 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91604 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91605 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91606 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91607 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

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.

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.