13BIO

Level 3 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Wynne

This course offers a look into how animals and plants respond to changes in their environment and how animals and plants can adapt to these changes to survive.  Students will carry out their own investigation on either a plant or animal and relate to their adaptations.

It also offers a look at how genetics is used in Biotechnology and how genetics relates to the much larger process of Evolution.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits from Level 2 Biology & Level 2 literacy standards OR by arrangement with Mrs Wynne.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Cost: $25 approx.

Pathway

You must have done level 2 Biology to do level 3 Biology.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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. 91601 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91602 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91603 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91604 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91605 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91607 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

Students taking this course are eligible to be awarded this subject as part of the requirement for 14 credits in three University Entrance approved subjects.

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