Biology 2018 - 19
 
Objectives

a) AIMS

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.

b) 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 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.


 
Member

Panel members
Subject In-charge: Chan KL
Member: Law WC, Wong YT, Tai TL, Stephen Li (Lab tech)

  1. Teaching Duties

Level

Teacher

F.3

Chan KL, *Tai TL, Wong YT

F.4 (Bio)

*Chan KL, Wong WT

F.5 (Bio)

*Lau WC, Wong YT

F.6 (Bio)

Lau WC, *Wong YT

* Level-in-charge

 
Implementation Plan


1. To promote academic excellence by learning and teaching

Strategies
To further finetune the teaching and training packages (e.g. assignment package) according to the level of difficulties (high, medium and low)
To include bonus points in assignment and assessment for high achieving students
To teach one more elective in DSE biology
To design proper groupings during lesson activities according to their learning ability
To support different groups with differentiating materials for lesson activities
To conduct additional classes after school for senior form students

Success Criteria
High achieving students can focus more on challenging questions, while low achieving students can focus more on drilling basic concepts
High achieving students can have more exposure to challenging questions
Students attempt DSE biology as another elective
More students, especially low achieving students, engage in lesson activities.

2. To promote non-academic excellence and sense of belonging among biology students

Strategies
To develop a biology research team to participate in different competitions and activities
To increase students’ understanding and awareness of biology invention or finding through school competitions/ activities (mainly for junior form students)

Success Criteria
Team members participate actively in external competitions and activities
Students have more understanding of different plant species in our school.
Students participate actively in competitions/ activities.

 
Evaluation
 
 
 
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