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.
There are two options for this subject - Option A which is for students who excel in Biology and are pursuing it in tertiary studies such as in the Medical Field. This involves the student completing three internal assessments and two external assessments. Option B is for students who enjoy Biology and want to keep their options open. Students in Option B sit four internal assessments and one external assessment.
Recommended Prior Learning
Minimum of 12 credits in Level 2 Biology or HOLA Science approval.
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.