Level 3 Biology

13BIO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Sundar

BIOLOGY – YEAR 13
NCEA LEVEL 3
CODE: 13BIO
Course outline: To Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue. Responses of plants and animals to their external environment. Evolutionary processes leading to speciation. Trends in human evolution. Human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications

Field Trip: Zoo Trip (lecture included)

Planned Total Credits Offered: 15 (with option for 3 extra credits if required)

For further information see: Mrs S. Sundar /Mr S. Member


Supplementary Materials/ Equipment

Optional workbook


Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 2 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. 91601 v2 Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
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 *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

* 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: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

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Disclaimer

Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.