Level 3 Biology

3BIO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Wilson

This course focuses on practical skills and research techniques required for study at tertiary level. Topics covered are how humans regulate their internal environment, the use of new DNA technologies, the evolution of species, and creates an awareness of biological issues that continually face our community. UE Approved: Yes


Course Fees

Costs for zoo trip


Recommended Prior Learning

At least 12 Credits in Level 1 Science and 8 Credits in Level 2 Science, Level 2 Biology or English


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91605 v2 Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
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
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
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.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Disclaimer

The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.