Level 3 Biology
Teacher in Charge: Whaea C. Northage
This course involves a study of plant and animal responses to their environment, genetics and evolution, homeostasis in humans, human biological and cultural evolution. It is designed for those students who have an interest in Biology, whether or not they intend to pursue a career in the field of science.
This is a recommended course for students considering tertiary study in Health Sciences, AgriCommerce, AgriScience, Medical Laboratory Science, Veterinary Science and Technology, Biomedical Science, Nursing, Dental Technology, Physical Education and numerous majors in a Science or Applied Science degree.
The following standards may be available as alternative to those listed below:
A.S. 91603 v3 Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment - 5 credits, external
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue - 3 credits, internal
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$25 Biology Workbook
Level 2 Biology Achievement Standards: Genetics and Ecology/ consultation with Head of Faculty.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14
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.
Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teacher, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse, Food Technologist, Agricultural Scientist, Biochemist, Biologist, Chemist, Ecologist, Environmental Scientist, Exercise and Sport Scientist, Geneticist, Nutritionist, Microbiologist, Nano-scientist, Botanist, Zoologist, Social Worker, Speech Therapist, Dentist, Radiation Therapist, Biomedical Scientist, Neuro-scientist, Oceanographer, Pharmacologist, Psychologist, Geologist, Sport Coach, Viticulturist, Winemaker, Agricultural Scientist,
An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.