Level 3 Biology
Teacher in Charge: A. Wilson
Biology is about living things and how they interact with each other and the environment. Students develop an understanding of the diversity of life and life processes, of where and how life has evolved, of evolution as the link between life processes and ecology, and of the impact of humans on all forms of life. As a result, they are able to make more informed decisions about significant biological issues. The emphasis is on the biology of New Zealand, including the sustainability of New Zealand’s unique fauna and flora and distinctive ecosystems.
Recommended Prior Learning
8 Credits in Level 2 Science or Level 2 Biology and 8 Credits in Level 2 English or alternative UE Literacy Subject (SOS, History, Health)
Level 2 Biology students(2021) will have participated in the Level 2 Biology External - AS91157 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change.
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This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 4, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 4
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 17
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.
The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.