The aims of the Biology curriculum are to enable students to:
(1) 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;
(2) construct and apply knowledge of biology, understand the nature of science in biological contexts, and appreciate the relationships between biological science and other disciplines;
(3) develop the ability to make scientific inquiries; think scientifically, critically and creatively; and solve biological problems individually and collaboratively;
(4) understand the language of science and communicate ideas and views on biological issues;
(5) be aware of the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological implications of biology, and be able to make informed decisions and judgements on biological issues; and
(6) develop an attitude of responsive citizenship, and a commitment to promote personal and community health.
(1) To help students develop an understanding of biological principles, concepts, terms and facts;
(2) To equip students with skills in applying biological knowledge and concepts in familiar and unfamiliar situations;
(3) To equip students with skills to make careful observations, ask relevant questions, identify problems, formulate hypotheses, conduct scientific investigations individually or collaboratively with appropriate instruments and methods, collect accurate quantitative and qualitative information, analyse data and draw conclusions;
(4) To help students develop a scientific and analytical mind to critically evaluate biological issues, and to communicate ideas and views effectively with others, using the language of science;
(5) To raise students’ interest in the study of biology, to develop their appreciation of the wonders and complexity of Nature, and their respect for all living things and the environment; and
(6) To develop positive values and attitudes towards adopting a healthy lifestyle.