03BIO

Level 3 Biology

Course Description

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.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91607 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
3
3
3
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91606 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91604 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91603 v2
NZQA Info
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
NZQA Info
Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
3
3
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91601 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
Total 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.