Course Information

Course Description

This course is designed to develop learners' knowledge, understanding, and skills in various aspects of biology, including in-depth subject content, independent thinking, applying knowledge to different situations, and critically evaluating information sources. It emphasises logical thinking, coherent argumentation, making informed judgements and decisions, and effective communication in English. The course also focuses on advanced practical skills and encourages creative thinking and problem-solving abilities applicable to future career paths.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of biology, develop practical skills following scientific practices, apply the scientific method with awareness of its limitations, analyse data and draw conclusions, and cultivate scientific attitudes such as objectivity, integrity, and enquiry. Students will also develop effective scientific communication skills, understand their responsibility to society and the environment, and appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of biology.

Course Outline

The course covers a wide range of topics, including cell structure, biological molecules, enzymes, cell membranes and transport, the mitotic cell cycle, nucleic acids and protein synthesis, transport in plants and mammals, gas exchange, infectious diseases, immunity, energy and respiration, photosynthesis, homeostasis, control and coordination, inheritance, selection and evolution, classification, biodiversity and conservation, and genetic technology. Practical skills will be emphasised throughout the course.

Student Acquisitions

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of biology concepts and principles.
  • Apply scientific knowledge and practical skills to analyse and solve problems in biology.
  • Effectively communicate scientific ideas using appropriate terminology and conventions.
  • Evaluate and interpret scientific information critically.
  • Recognise the importance of ethical considerations, responsibility to society, and environmental sustainability in the field of biology.


Learning Methodologies

The course will employ a range of learning methodologies, including interactive online lessons, virtual laboratory simulations, research assignments, case studies, group discussions, and independent study. Students will be encouraged to engage in critical thinking, collaborative learning, and practical application of concepts. Regular assessments and feedback will facilitate students' progress and understanding of the subject matter.