13 Biology

13BIO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Heeney

Year 13 brings you a wealth of information on Animal behaviour, plant responses, knowledge about contemporary issues such as new pandemics,  gene editing, drugs and the teenage brain, vaccinations, climate change and so much more. There is a unit on blood glucose control and diabetes in New Zealand and the Pacific. This topic everyone loves and learns a lot from.  Evolution of NZ flora and fauna is also studied along with human evolution over the past 5 million years.

Students are also prepared for scholarship Biology should they wish to enter this exam.

Future Areas of interest and study:
Biology knowledge is rapidly expanding and is valuable to a wide array of occupations. We hope the students will take the experiences, knowledge and enthusiasm gained with them to any chosen career whether it be in biology or elsewhere. NZ is currently in need of biologists and there will always be demand for those with a science background.


Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Field trips of up to $25 and a manual of $40.


Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Biology and at least 3 credits external or apply to Head 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. 91603 v3 Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91605 v2 Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
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
3
I
3
Y
3r *
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: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.