Biology Level 3

BIO3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Recommended Prior Learning


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


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

Learning Areas:

Science



Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse, Pathologist, Veterinary Nurse, Zoologist, Marine Biologist, Microbiologist, Biochemist, Biotechnologist, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Podiatrist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Oral Health Therapist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Health Care Assistant

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
Pathway Tags

Biology: Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse


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.