Curriculum Aims:

The subject aims at enabling 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.
Subject Description:

The subject is designed to cover major aspects of biology, and to highlight relevance of biology to social, technological and environmental issues. The curriculum framework has THREE interconnected components: Learning Targets, Curriculum Emphases, and Compulsory and Elective Parts.

  • 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 andEnvironment, and 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. There are four topics in the elective part – Human Physiology: Regulation and Control,Applied Ecology, Microorganisms and Humans, and Biotechnology. Students are required to study any two out of the four topics.

  • Learning targets

The learning targets of the curriculum are categorized into three domains: knowledge and understanding, skills and processes, and values and attitudes.

  • Curriculum emphases
This part comprises Scientific Inquiry, Science–Technology–Society–Environment Connections, and the Nature and History of Biology. It outlines the generic skills, scientific process skills, values and attitudes that are highlighted in the topic. It also helps enhance students’ understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry in biology, the interconnections between science, technology, society and the environment, and biology as a dynamic body of knowledge.
Subject in Forms:

We offer Biology in Form 3. It is a compulsory subject.

We offer Biology in Form 4 to Form 6. It is an elective subject in The Hong Kong Diploma Secondary Education Examination.

Subject Teachers:

Mr. Lee Kai Woo, Ms Tai Siu Yin