Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 3 Biology 301 with External Assessment

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Burge.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits Biology E 201, including at least one external standard. 

Acceptance into this course for students who have not taken Bio E 201 will be at the discretion of the TIC Biology (Miss Burge). Please talk to her about which Level 3 Biology course will be most suitable for you.

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

Course Overview

Term 1
Homeostasis in Humans (3 credits)
Animal Behaviour and Plant Responses to the Environment (5 credits)

Term 2
Animal Behaviour and Plant Responses to the Environment
Socioscientific Issues Research assessment - Topic TBC (3 credits)

Term 3
Speciation (4 credits)
Human Evolution (4 credits)

Term 4
Human Evolution

Learning Areas:


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The Scipad workbook is used for classwork and homework ($25).