The broad aims of the Biology Curriculum are to enable students to:
- develop and maintain an interest in biology, a sense of wonder and curiosity about the living world, and a respect for all living things and the environment;
- construct and apply knowledge of biology, understand the nature of science in
- biology-related contexts, and appreciate the relationships between biological science and other disciplines;
- develop the ability to make scientific inquiries; think scientifically, critically and
- creatively; and solve biology-related problems individually and collaboratively;
- understand the language of science and communicate ideas and views on biology-related issues;
- be aware of the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological implications of biology, and be able to make informed decisions and judgments on biology-related issues; and
- develop an attitude of responsible citizenship, and a commitment to promote personal and community health.
Curriculum Structure and Organisation
The curriculum consists of compulsory and elective parts. The compulsory part covers a range of content that enables students to develop understanding of fundamental biological principles and concepts, and the scientific process skills. There are four topics in the compulsory part
- Cells and Molecules of Life,
- Genetics and Evolution,
- Organisms and Environment,
- Health and Diseases.
The elective part is designed to cater for the diverse interests, abilities and needs of students.
It aims to provide an in-depth treatment of some of the topics in the compulsory part, an application of essential knowledge and concepts, or an extension of certain areas of study.
The two topics in the elective part of our school – Human Physiology: Regulation and Control, and Microorganisms