13BIOL

Level 3 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Miller


This subject involves the study of living things. It includes:
- Plants and animals – behavior and responses to environmental factors
- Human Evolution – trends in the development of Homo sapiens
- Homeostasis - how humans maintain a constant temperature in different environments
- Human manipulation of genetic material- Cloning, Selective Breeding, Transgenesis.



Course Overview

Term 1
Homeostasis- Thermoregulation
Genetic Manipulation

Term 2
Human Evolution

Term 3
Plant and Animal Behaviour and Responses

Recommended Prior Learning

Reasonable success in Level 2 Biology or at the discretion of the HOLA.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A Scipad workbook is available for purchase (approximately $35.00).

Assessment Information

Students who have completed Level 2 Biology will likely already have 3.2 Socio-Scientific Issue 3Cr.
An additional 4 Cr Internal standard may be completed by invitation from the HOD for students unable to sit both external standards.

Pathway

Students selecting this course go on to pursue careers in Biochemistry and Genetics, Animal/ Plant Research, Environmental Science, Medical Laboratory, Bioinformatics, Forestry, Agriculture.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91603 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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. 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: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 15
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

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.