NCEA Level 3 Biology 301 with External Assessment

BIOE301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: E. Burge

Biology E 301
This course expands on the Biology E 201 course, covering a wide range of biological principles and providing a foundation for any Biology course at Tertiary level. This course covers biological issues in society, control of the internal environment of humans, animal behaviour and plant responses to the environment, and evolution (including human evolution). 

UE Approved Subject


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The Scipad workbook is used for classwork and homework ($25). Possibly 2 days of field trips (approximately $20 each).


Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits Biology I 201, including at least 8 external credits. 

Acceptance into this course for students who have not taken Bio E 201 will be at the discretion of the TIC 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. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
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
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91605 v2 Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
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: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.