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  • 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.


Knowledge and Understanding

Students are expected to:

acquire knowledge and develop an understanding of biological principles, concepts, terms and facts;

apply biological knowledge and concepts to familiar and unfamiliar situations;

show an understanding of the application and uses of biological knowledge in daily life; and

develop an understanding of current issues and developments in biology


Skills and Processes

Students are expected to:

  • make careful observations, ask relevant questions, identify problems and formulate hypotheses for investigations;
  • recognise the importance of evidence in supporting, modifying or refuting proposed scientific theories;
  • develop the ability to think scientifically and creatively;
  • acquire an analytical mind to critically evaluate biology-related issues;
  • identify the pros and cons of the application of biological knowledge for informed decision-making;
  • plan and conduct scientific investigations individually or collaboratively with appropriate instruments and methods, collect quantitative and qualitative information with accuracy, analyse data and draw conclusions for problem-solving;
  • use information technology to process and present scientific information; and communicate ideas and views effectively with others, using the language of science.


Values and Attitudes

Students are expected to:

  • show an interest in the study of biology, appreciate the wonders and complexity of Nature, and show respect for all living things and the environment;
  • recognise their responsibility for conserving, protecting and maintaining the quality of the environment;
  • develop positive values and attitudes towards adopting a healthy lifestyle;
  • be aware of the dynamic nature of biological knowledge and appreciate the role of
  • science and technology in understanding the living world; and be aware of the application of biological knowledge in society and its social, ethical, economic and environmental implications.


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