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 more capable students who excel in Biology and are pursuing it in tertiary studies. This involves the student completing three internal assessments and two external assessments. Option B is for students who enjoy Biology but are a little less capable or just want to keep their options open. Students in Option B sit four internal assessments and one external assessment.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$30 - Three Level 3 Workbooks (Option A)
$20 - Two Level 3 workbooks (Option B)
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.