NCEA Level 3 Biology 301 Internally Assessed

BIOI301
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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91601 v2 Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
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. 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. 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: 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.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.