BIO301

Level 3 Biology 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Allington

This course is varied and engaging, covering key aspects of Biology in preparation for further Biology related vocational pathways including Nursing, Pharmacy, Conservation work, Zoology, Medicine, Marine Science and more. 

In this course we will cover the following:

*Pattern seeking investigation in humans. We do this by asking questions like does playing loud music effect someone's concentration. 

*How the body maintains a constant temperature even when its very hot or cold outside.

*We explore the way animals and plants respond to both the living and non-living environment. 

*The Socio-Scientific issue students choose an issue that effects New Zealanders. Could be  drugs in sport, legalising cannabis, vaccination, 1080 poison or something else. 

*The evolutionary processes that lead to new species (both plant and animal) being formed.

*The evolutionary origin of humans based on widely accepted scientific evidence.

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 1 of the external NCEA Level 2 Biology AS passed with Merit or higher, or
2 of the internal NCEA Level 2 standards passed with one at Merit or higher.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 6314 v7
NZQA Info
Complete an investigation into the ecological niche of a plant species, with guidance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91601 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
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
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
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
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
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: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 15
Total Numeracy 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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