L3BIOL

L3 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Grattan

This course involves study of the key concepts of Biology to enable students to choose further study pathways in this specialist area. 

Biology study includes contemporary issues in Biology, human evolution, animal behaviour and plant responses to the environment and homeostasis. This course is a prerequisite for entry into many University and Polytechnic Course pathways.

This course will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, both internal and external, with students having the opportunity to gain up to 19 credits at L3.


Course Costs

Workbook $20. Fieldtrip to Cathedral Cove and Hamilton Zoo (optional) $150. Education Perfect (optional) $20

Required Prior Learning


Minimum entry requirement is 12 credits in Level 2 Biology (at merit or excellence advisable) or if given HOD approval.


Course Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 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

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

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

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

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

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

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91606 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution

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

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 15
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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.

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