Level 3 Biology

03BIO
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 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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91601 v2 Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
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 *
A.S. 91603 v3 Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
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. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91607 v2 Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
3
I
3
Y
3r *
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.

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