Year 13 Biology

13BIO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Curwen

The course includes two externally assessed standards covering animal behaviour and plant responses to the environment and human biological and cultural evolution. Internal assessments follow studies into homeostasis, genetic manipulation and a current biological issue. Students will need to comprehend and apply abstract concepts and interpret numerical and graphical data.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 2B5 exercise book, sciPAD workbooks (internal and external combo). Optional - Students wishing to have their own write-on copies of the sciPAD books can purchase them through OfficeMax: Internals - ISBN No. 978-0-9922506-9-0, Externals - ISBN No. 978–09922604-9-1, $65 (approx) Zoo Trip


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Biology and Year 12 English. Students who have not completed the Year 12 Biology course need to speak with Mr Curwen / Ms Holt or Mrs Blackburn


Credit Information
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: 2, Week: 3
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: 3, Week: 2
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: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 9
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: 2, Week: 7
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* 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: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.