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LEVEL 3 BIOLOGY 3 BIO   

What is this course about? In this course you will develop a better understanding of what it means to be both human and a  biologist. You will develop an understanding of the species concept, human manipulation of  genetic information, primate characteristics and behaviour, survival and homeostasis, and the  importance of evidence to the continued development of theories to do with both speciation and  human evolution. 

What sorts of things will I do? From developing understanding of biology knowledge and skills you will be involved in applying  your understanding by carrying out further investigations. The investigations will range from  research, to animal behaviour studies, to using models to explain biology ideas. In biology you will  work both inside and outside the classroom. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS91605

Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to  speciation 

2

4

External B 

Term 1

3

AS91607

Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic  transfer 

2

3

Internal R 

Term 1

3

AS91606

Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution 

2

4

External B 

Term 2 & 3

3

AS91601

Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with  guidance 

2

4

Internal -   

Term 2

3

AS91604

Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable  internal environment 

2

3

Internal R 

Term 2

3

AS91412

Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s) 

2

4

Internal  

Term 2

Key for assessment column:

Name of standard

N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

R - UE reading literacy

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ASHS Course Booklet 2020  

ASHS Course Booklet 2020  

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