Level 3 Biology

BIO3
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: 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


Entry Guidelines

Level 2 Biology Achievement Standards: Genetics and Ecology/ consultation with Head of Faculty.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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. 91605 v2 Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
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: 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.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Pathway Tags

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


Disclaimer

An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.