Level 3 Biology - Flora and Fauna - Semester A

Although 2021 timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January 2020.

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.

If you are intending for this to be a University approved subject, you must take both Semester A and B of this course.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Cost: $25 approx.

Recommended Prior Learning

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

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Internal or
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
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91603 v3
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
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 12

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.


Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.

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