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Links to Curriculum and Assessment of Learning

This page informs teachers on how these resources link to the New Zealand curriculum and NCEA assessment.

Key Concepts From the New Zealand Curriculum That Link to These Resources

Below are selected objectives from the Y13 Biology programme that link to these resources. Please note, these are not a full list of the concepts in your course.


Nature of Science

  • Understanding about Science: Understand that scientists have an obligation to connect their new ideas to current and historical scientific knowledge and to present their findings for peer review and debate.
  • Participating and Contributing: Use relevant information to develop a coherent understanding of socio-scientific issues that concern them, to identify possible responses at both personal and societal levels. 


Living World

  • Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution
    • Understand the relationship between organisms and their environment.
    • Explore the evolutionary processes that have resulted in the diversity of life on Earth and appreciate the place and impact of humans within these processes.

Level 3 Achievement Standards That Link to These Resources

  • AS 91603 Biology 3.3: Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
  • AS 91605 Biology 3.5: Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation