Biology 2016-17
 
Objectives
  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 biology-related 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 students’ positive values and attitudes towards adopting a healthy lifestyle.
 
Member
  • Chan KL (F.3 Bio., F.5 Bio & F.6 CS Bio. level in-charge)
  • Chau WS (F.4 Bio. level in-charge)
  • Leung PC (subject in-charge; F.6 Bio. level in-charge)
  • Li ST (Lab technician)
  • Tai TL (F.5 Bio. & F.6 CS Bio. level in-charge)
 
Implementation Plan
  • To further bring out individual’s potential by differentiation inside and outside classroom (i.e. differentiated teaching materials, class activities, methodologies, assignments and assessments such as bonus and higher order thinking questions)
    • To further polish up the teaching and training packages (e.g. assignment package) according to the level of difficulties (high, medium and low)
    • To include bonus points in assignments and assessments for high achieving students
    • To design proper groupings during lesson activities according to their learning ability
    • To support different groups with differentiating materials for lesson activities
    • To conduct remedial and enhancement classes after school for senior form students
    • To conduct reading scheme and to encourage students to read more (extended and extensive readings) 
  • To enhance sense of belonging among students
    • To develop a biology research team to participate in different competitions and activities
    • To deepen students’ understanding and raise their awareness of different plant species in our school through competitions / activities (mainly for junior form students)
  • To concern about our Community, Nation and World
    • To incorporate more case discussion concerning global issues, e.g. climate changes, in lessons
    • To join competitions related to global issues, e.g. Global Natural History Day, Searching for Nature Stories (Investigative Field Study Competition)

4. Curriculum

This curriculum builds upon prior knowledge and skills that students have achieved through their junior Science study. In F.3, students learn more on cells and important molecules of life. Besides, the human digestive system is used as an example for them to study how biological systems are functioning to maintain life. Since F.4 onwards, students are having more advanced understanding in different biological systems in human and plants, how different organisms are interacting with each other, as well as with the environment, and how genetics and evolution contribute the appearance of a variety of living organisms.

 

5. Co-curricular activities

F.3 students will conduct investigative research on any science topics in a mini-project. Senior formers will join different workshops, seminars or external competitions (e.g. ecological study workshop and competition, inter-school biology competition).

 

 

 


 
Evaluation
Interim evaluation and year end evaluation will be conducted among team members. Improvement plans will be introduced according to the evaluation.
 
 
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