This course requires 2 options.
BIOLOGY 31F - Full Year
Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Taylor
This course explores Life with particular emphasis on how individuals or populations respond to their environment including evolutionary change and adaptations.
This will include topics such as:
• plant and animal responses to the environment
• trends in human evolution
• carrying out a practical Biology investigation
• researching a contemporary issue in Biology
• how animals maintain a stable internal environment
It is academically challenging and has a balance of internally and externally assessed content that requires students to be focused on achievement in both areas in order to reach the 14 credit threshold for University Entrance in this subject.
A total of 19 credits, all assessed at NCEA Level 3 and all are Achievement Standards. 9 credits are available from two external examinations and 10 from three internal assessment opportunities.
If a student achieves 14 Level 3 credits in this course it will be counted as an approved subject for University Entrance.
This course is good preparation for further study in Biological Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences and Physical Education.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students are required to have gained 12 credits in Level 2 Science Achievement Standards including AS91157 Biology 2.5 Genetics.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 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.