Level 3 Science - Biology (BIO303)

BIO303
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Curwen

Bio 303 course covers plant responses, animal behaviour and human biological and cultural evolution. Students will also research a socio-scientific issue of their choice. As part of their animal behaviour study students will carry out an investigation at the Wellington Zoo.

The course offers 2 internally assessed achievement standards and 2 externally assessed achievement standards. Students are able to gain up to 15 credits and endorsement with Merit or Excellence in Biology.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 2B8 exercise book, $40 (approx) Zoo Trip - 2 days


Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have passed at least 2 externally assessed Level 2 Biology papers


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. 91603 v3 Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
A.S. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

* 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: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.