The broad aims of the Biology Curriculum are to enable 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.
The junior secondary science curriculum builds upon the Knowledge and Understanding, Skills and Processes, and Values and Attitudes. The senior secondary Biology curriculum extends the study of the “Life and Living”, “Scientific Investigation” and “Science, Technology, Society and Environment (STSE)” strands in Science Education.
Furthermore, the development of a logical mind and problem-solving skills through studying biology will prepare students to deal with everyday problems intelligently and make them more competitive in the workplace.
The Biology Curriculum provides biology-related learning experiences that enable students to develop scientific literacy, so that they can participate actively in the rapidly changing knowledge-based society, prepare for further studies and careers in the fields related to life science, and become lifelong learners in science and technology.