BIOI301

NCEA Level 3 Biology 301 Internally Assessed

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 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


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Human Evolution workbook ($20) is recommended

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits Level 2 Biology I 201 or Biology E 201. Acceptance into this course for students who have not taken Level 2 will be at the discretion of the TIC Biology.

Please discuss which Level 3 Biology course would be best for you with the TIC of Biology

Credit Information

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.

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
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91607 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 4

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 13
TotalNumeracy Credits: 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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