Level 3 Biology


14 credits at level two biology.

Course description:

Biology is suitable for students who wish to improve their general understanding of science within the context of real life situations, and vital to those who need to continue studies in the sciences as part of their career aspirations.

The course includes two internal assessments, one of which will be an extended practical investigation for which the students will have 10 weeks in which to research their investigation, carry out the practical part of the investigation and write up a full report on it. There will be four externally assessed standards which cover animal behaviour and plant responses, gene expression, processes and patterns of evolution and human evolution.

Credits available:

The table below shows the credits available within the subject

Number   Title I or E*    Credits
B3.1 Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance I 4
B3.3 Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment   E 5
B3.4 Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment I 3
B3.5 Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation E 3
B3.6 Demonstrate understanding of trends of human evolution E 4


I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Costs: The purchase of  $45.00 for course books plus approximately $20.00 for AME Revision book is advised.

Contact: Dr C Manuel

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