NCEA Level 3 Biology 301 Internally Assessed
Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Burge
Biology I 301
This course expands on the Level 2 Biology I 201 course, covering a range of biological principles and skills. This course covers how humans manipulate genes in animals and the resulting implications, socio-scientific issues, control of the internal environment of humans, an independent biological investigation, and human evolution. It is intended for students with an interest in Biology who do not intend to take Sciences at university level, or for those who require Level 3 Biology credits for their future studies. The nature of the Achievement Standards assessed in this course will require students to be able to manage their time effectively to complete the tasks.
UE Approved Subject
Homeostasis (3 credits)
Biological Investigation (4 Credits)
Socioscientific Issues Research Project - Topic TBC (3 credits)
Genetic Manipulation by Humans (3 credits)
Genetic Manipulation by Humans
Human Evolution (4 Credits)
Recommended Prior Learning
12 credits Level 2 Biology I 201 or Biology E 201.
Please discuss which Level 3 Biology course would be best for you with the TIC of Biology. Acceptance into this course for students who have not taken Level 2 will be at the discretion of the Teacher in Charge of Biology.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Human Evolution workbook ($20) is recommended
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 4
Term: 3, Week: 4
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 17
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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