BIO3 - Biology

Entry Requirements:
12 credits in BIO2 and HOF/TIC approval.
Level:
NCEA 3
Type:
Optional
Duration:
Full Year
Invitation Only:
No
Assessment:
Achievement Standard
Credits:
up to 22
Endorsement:
Yes
U.E. Approved:
Yes

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.

Available Standards:

Some or all of the following will be offered
Title Description Level Credits Assessment U.E. Reading U.E. Writing
91602 Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue 3 3 Internal Yes Yes
91603 Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment 3 5 External Yes Yes
91604 Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment. 3 3 Internal Yes No
91605 Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation 3 4 External Yes Yes
91606 Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution. 3 4 External Yes Yes
91607 Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications 3 3 Internal Yes No
Other courses in Biology:

(*) Last Reviewed: June 28, 2019

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