Biology Level 3

Biology Level 3 (Full Year) (L3BIOLF)

Prior Learning: Satisfactory grades in a Level 2 Biology course
Future Pathways/Subjects: University or other tertiary courses
Note:
This course is designed for students who wish to gain an understanding of the biological world. It covers Plant and Animal responses, evolution, human evolution, gene manipulation and assessment of practical skills.

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE : 20 Credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS : 13 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS : 7 Credits

Standard
Number
 Level  Credits  Lit / Num  Full Title Method of
Assessment
Assessment
Opportunities
Offered
 91601  3  4  Num, L1
Lit
Biology 3.1 – Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance  Assignment
 91607  3  3  L1 Lit, R Lit Biology 3.7 – Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications  Assignment
 91603  3  5  L1 Lit, B Lit Biology 3.3 – Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment  Exam  External
 91605  3  4  L1 Lit, B Lit Biology 3.5 – Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation  Exam  External
 91606  3  4  L1 Lit, B Lit Biology 3.6 – Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution  Exam  External
 93101  3  SCHL – Biology  Exam  External

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries