Level 3 Biology
Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Singh
Level 3 Biology continues to build on the ideas learnt in Level 2 Biology. You will increase your knowledge in the areas of Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution (including Human Evolution). Level 3 Biology includes a practical investigation on plant or animal behaviour which will further develop your practical skills. Level 3 Biology is an approved subject and an essential step towards studying Biology at tertiary level.
AS91601 : Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance.
US6315 : Complete an investigation into the ecological niche of an animal species, with Guidance.
AS91602 : Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue.
AS91606 : Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
AS91604 : Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment.
AS91607 : Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications .
Optional: AS91603 : Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
Revision for Exams.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
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.