L3 Biology - Semester A
Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Aziz
Level 3 Biology - Semester A
Students will learn about the use of biotechnology in medicine such as cloning, transgenesis, biochemistry, and the production of medicines such as insulin. They will also look at biotechnology in agriculture and the modification of plants to cope with poor growing conditions.
- Understanding the scientists have an obligation to connect ideas to current and historical research.
- Conduct investigations to extend scientific knowledge of the effect of abiotic factors on plant growth.
- Consider the wider implications of scientific findings and how they could be used in the future to prevent the impacts of pollution on food production.
- Develop a coherent understanding of socio-scientific issues such as the increase in water pollution.
In order to gain Course Endorsement or UE from this course, both Semester A and B Level 3 Biology must be completed.
Prior Learning & Prerequisites
At least 10 Level 2 Literacy Credits are required
This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.
This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.
Total Credits Available: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 13
At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject. You will need to take both Semesters at Level 3 to earn 14 credits as each semester usually offers 8-10 credits.
Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.