L3 Biology - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Aziz

Level 3 Biology - Semester B

Students will learn about the evolutionary in terms of speciation, and the evolution of Humans from our bipedal ancestors.

Curriculum Skills:

  • Understanding the scientists have an obligation to connect ideas to current and historical research.
  • Conduct investigations to extend scientific knowledge.
  • Consider the wider implications of scientific findings and how they could be used in the future to further understanding of the world around us.
  • Develop a coherent understanding of socio-scientific issues.

In order to gain Course Endorsement or UE, students must complete both Semester A and B of Level 3 Biology.

Prior Learning & Prerequisites

14 Level 2 Literacy Credits.

Credit Information

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.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91605 v2 Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
4r,4w *
A.S. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 8

* 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: 8 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 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.