Year 13 Biology 37

13BIO37
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Wati

Content:
This course ties together the two overall themes of ecology and evolution. It includes the study of the adaptive value of plant and animal behaviours in the natural habitat, which involves a trip to the Auckland Zoo. This is followed by a study of the evolution of plants and animals and human evolution in the context of adaptation to the ecosystem. Other topics include investigating how the body maintains a stable environment and how gene technologies are used in selective breeding and transgenesis.

Skills:
• Problem solving skills
• Literacy skills
• General research skills
• Writing skills
• Independent thinking skills


Contributions and Equipment

Specific requirements for this class are:
1E8 Exercise Book (Inv & Research) or 30 page Clearfile
A4 Lined Refill Pad
Calculator
L3 Biology SciPad Workbook - (optional) available from Officemax


Recommended Prior Learning

10 credits NCEA Level 2 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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