Level 3 Biology

300BIO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Couper

Lessons will be split between two learning styles: university-style lectures and hands-on activities to broaden the understanding of key concepts.

There is one trip planned for semester one: a visit to the University of Auckland medical school.


Course Overview

Semester 1
Two internal standards:
1. Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
2. Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications

Semester 2
Two internal standards:
1. Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
2. Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance

Recommended Prior Learning

200BIO


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
Assessments:
Term: 2020-08-31, Week: 2020-08-31
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
Assessments:
Term: 2020-08-31, Week: 2020-08-31
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
Assessments:
Term: 2020-08-31, Week: 2020-08-31
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
Assessments:
Term: 2020-08-31, Week: 2020-08-31
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

* 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: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Pathologist, Marine Biologist, Microbiologist, Science Technician, Medical Laboratory Scientist


Disclaimer

Any information, costs or standards may change.