Biology

Curriculum Content

  Integrated Curriculum
G9 Transport across Membrane
Metabolism
Food and Human
G10 Molecules of Life
Cellular Organisation
Essential Life Process in Plants and Animals
Reproduction
  NSS stream GCE AL stream
G11 NSS curriculum (core) Coordination and response
Homeostasis
Ecosystems
Basic genetics
Molecular genetics
Biodiversity and evolution
Personal health
Unit 1: Molecules, Diet, Transport and Health
Unit 2: Cells, Development, Biodiversity and Conservation
Unit 3: Practical Skills in Biology I
G12 NSS curriculum (electives (any two)) Diseases and body defence mechanisms
Osmoregulation
Thermoregulation
Regulation of gas content in blood
Hormonal cycle of reproductive cycle
Human impact on the environment
Pollution control and conservation
Unit 4: Energy, Environment, Microbiology and Immunity
Unit 5: Respiration, Internal Environment, Coordination and Gene Technology
Unit 6 : Practical Skills in Biology II

Assessment Design

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Component Outline Weighting Duration
Unit 1: Molecules, Diet, Transport and Health The paper will consist of objective questions, short-answer questions and structural questions (80 marks). 20% 1.5 hours
Unit 2: Cells, Development, Biodiversity and Conservation The paper will consist of objective questions, short-answer questions and long-answer questions (80 marks). 20% 1.5 hours
Unit 3: Practical Skills in Biology I The paper will consist of objective questions, short-answer questions and structural questions (50 marks). 10% 80 minutes
Unit 4: Energy, Environment, Microbiology and Immunity The paper will consist of objective questions, short-answer questions and structural questions (90 marks). 20% 1 hour 45 minutes
Unit 5: Respiration, Internal Environment, Coordination and Gene Technology The paper will consist of objective questions, short-answer questions and structural questions (90 marks). 20% 1 hour 45 minutes
Unit 6 : Practical Skills in Biology II The paper will consist of short-answer questions and structural questions (50 marks). 10% 80 minutes

Highlights of Academic Activities

Sep HKUST Dual programme
Dec Biology Olympiad
Apr STEM Week
Jun Field trips
Jul Problem Based Learning (PBL)
Sep - Jul Aquaponics study
Exhibition about conservation of endangered species

 

Student tried whitening product made from fungi
Student tried whitening product made from fungi
Students from primary section enjoyed the fungi exhibition
Students from primary section enjoyed the fungi exhibition
Students tested the effectiveness of antibiotics in treating specfic bacteria
Students tested the effectiveness of antibiotics in treating specfic bacteria