Level 3 Biology - Advanced

13BIA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Parker

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Use of text books and course workbooks, videos, PowerPoint presentations and class discussions. Trip to Auckland University for hands on experience in a lab. Trip to Auckland Zoo. Homework is a vital part of the course and students can expect to have regular homework set.

Medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, radiology, sports coaching and administration, optometry,
veterinarian, agriculture, horticulture, environmental management, forestry, parks and recreation, education.




Recommended Prior Learning

16 credits at Merit or Excellence from Level 2 Biology including two externals. Students must be fluent in English to be successful. Chemistry is a useful supporting course, particularly if student intends tertiary level Biological/Medical Sciences. If any of these prerequisites are not met, students must get written permission from the HOD Biology.



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. 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: 19

* 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: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

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POLICY
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