Hutt Valley High School Hutt Valley High School

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:


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.

Career Pathways

Paramedic, Anaesthetist, Beekeeper, Chemist, Marine Biologist, Microbiologist, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist, Midwife, Chiropractor, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Forensic Scientist, Environmental Scientist, Food Technologist, Forestry Scientist, Veterinarian, Radiation Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Physiotherapist, Policy Analyst, Tertiary Lecturer, Radiation Oncologist, Secondary School Teacher, Epidemiologist, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Zoologist, Agricultural Technician, Science Technician

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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