Biology NCEA 3
Course DetailsLevel 3 Optional 19-22 Credits
Purpose:To prepare students for Tertiary Education Courses requiring a Biological background. Genetics and evolution, relationships between organisms and their environment, individual practical studies with a single plant or single animal, human biological and cultural evolution, contemporary techniques in Molecular Biology or Biotechnology. Biology Level 3 is a very intellectually demanding course requiring excellent study skills, the ability to ignore distractions in class, good literacy and essay writing ability and good revision skills. Many of the concepts and knowledge needed require students to work independently. The ideal student has a mature and self motivated attitude to their studies. Success in this course requires a genuine interest in Biology as a subject and Sciences as a whole. Many of the students taking this course will be aiming for scholarship, in which, the school enjoys considerable success.
Entry Requirements:14 credits in BIO2 and HOF/TIC approval.
Course Contribution:$20 workbook plus $40 Wellington Field trip
Leads To:U.E. Approved
Some or all of the following will be offered:
|91602||Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue||3||3||Internal|
|91603||Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment||3||5||External|
|91604||Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment.||3||3||Internal|
|91605||Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation||3||4||External|
|91606||Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution.||3||4||External|
|91607||Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications||3||3||Internal|