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Level 3 Biology

Level 3

Course Code: 3SBIO
Who can I talk to: Mrs Baxter

Through investigations and research students will develop their self-management and ability to communicate with others. Students will develop critical thinking skills as they link observations to theory. Students will explore the use of a range of scientific vocabulary.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Students will gain an understanding of fundamental living world concepts to prepare them for further Biological study at University. Students will carry out a practical investigation in a biological context. Students will use biological ideas to explain trends in human evolution, and how an organisms’ responses provide a selective advantage in its niche. Students will use scientific evidence to explain evolutionary processes that lead to speciation. Students will research and explain how and why an animal maintains a stable internal environment despite fluctuating environmental conditions.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
91601 Biology 3.1 – Carry out a practical investigation 4 y y y y 24-09-2021
91606 Biology 3.6 – Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution 4 y y y y 19-11-2021
91605 Biology 3.5 – Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to evolution 4 y y y y y 19-11-2021
91603 Biology 3.3 – Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment 5 y y y y 19-11-2021
91604 Biology 3.4 – Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment 3 y y y y 21-05-2021
Credits: 16-20
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? Yes

Entry Requirements

Satisfactory achievement from previous level of study;

Course Related Costs

Voluntary contribution to field trip expenses will be requested.

Companion Subjects

Chemistry, Physics, or Health. A literacy-rich subject would be advantageous.

Subject Combination Notes

Not applicable