Level 3 Biology

13BIOL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Edwards

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
- Carry out a practical investigation



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


Recommended Prior Learning

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


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91601 v2 Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91603 v3 Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91607 v2 Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

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