Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Biology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960454

Recommended Prior Learning

Passing grade in AS91157, Level 1 literacy

This course is for those learners who wish to continue on from Level 2 Biology, with a view to studying Biology at tertiary level e.g. medical science. This is a FOUR period a week academic course (full course) focusing on evolution, human biology and evolution, and a socio-scientific issue and/or GMOs, with an optional external standard on animal behaviours and plant responses. Good literacy is essential to succeed in Level 3 Biology due to the research, extended answers and report writing involved.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

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Course Costs and Equipment

$25 - SciPAD workbooks ($25)
2B8 hardcover notebook recommended for each learner.
Field trip to Auckland Zoo will have an additional cost. This will be advised when trip details are finalised and sent to parents from the Schoolbridge platform. Field trip costs are to be paid via the Kindo app. In 2023 this fee was $60.


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.