Level 3 Biology

13BIO
Course Description

Contact Person: K. Silcock

This course extends students’ knowledge of how organisms interact with the environment. It focuses on genetic aspects of the organism and explains how genetic change occurs in populations leading to evolutionary change over time. It provides a thorough grounding for students who may wish to undertake further study in Biology, Health or Science related careers.



Course Overview

Term 1
Animal and Plant Responses to the environment (External)

Term 2
A Biological Investigation: Field Trip (Internal)
Homeostasis: How humans keep a constant internal state. eg temperature, blood glucose levels, Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide balance. (Internal)
Investigating a current Biological Issue (Internal)

Term 3
Investigating a current Biological Issue (Internal)
Speciation and Evolution (External)

Term 4
Genetic Manipulation How we can use DNA (Internal)

Contributions and Equipment

Field trip: estimate $70.00
Recommended Education Perfect subscription $22.00


Entry Requirements

A minimum of 12 credits in 12BIO. Students not meeting this requirement may be admitted at the discretion of the HOD.



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. 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. 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: 26

* 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: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Disclaimer

Courses are based on student choice, so some courses may not run.