Level 3 Biology

BIO3
Course Description

Biology is at the centre of all life and through this subject students will explore the living world, its ecology, plant and animal life processes, evolution, and relationships between biology and technology. Along with gaining an understanding of themselves, the world, and how organisms survive and live together, students will develop essential scientific knowledge, methods and techniques. From here, students will be able to analyse scientific information effectively and discuss the wide range of implications science has on our world, including medical and environmental issues. It is a broad interest subject and important for many careers, from health professional through to forestry and zoology.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 workbooks


Recommended Prior Learning Sound understanding of Level 2 Biology demonstrated by external exams.
Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91607 v2 Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
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. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91603 v2 Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* 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: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.