Level 3 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Miller

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

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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 Tags

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