聖貞德中學

ST. Joan of Arc Secondary School

Biology

Objectives:

  • To nurture curiosity and interest in learning Biology while showing respect to the environment and living things.
  • To acknowledge the nature of science and how Biology is related to other aspects of science.
  • To equip students with various skills, critical thinking and creativity with regards to scientific investigation.
  • To enable students to communicate and share views of Biology-related issues.
  • To identify the significance of Biology to society, morality, economy, environment and technology development, enable students to make wise judgments and decisions.
  • To foster civic consciousness and contribute to the well-beings of individuals and society.

 

Syllabus:

Compulsory part

Elective part

Cells and Molecules of Life

  1. Molecules of life
  2. Cellular organisation
  3. Movement of substances across membrane
  4. Cell cycle and division
  5. Cellular energetics

Genetics and Evolution

  1. Basic genetics
  2. Molecular genetics
  3. Biodiversity and evolution

Organisms and Environment

  1. Essential life processes in plants
  2. Essential life processes in animals
  3. Reproduction, growth and development
  4. Coordination and response
  5. Homeostasis
  6. Ecosystems

Health and Diseases

  1. Personal health
  2. Diseases
  3. Body defence mechanisms

Human Physiology: Regulation and Control

  1. Regulation of water content (osmoregulation)
  2. Regulation of body temperature
  3. Regulation of gas content in blood
  4. Hormonal control of reproductive cycle

Applied Ecology

  1. Human impact on the environment
  2. Pollution control
  3. Conservation
  4. Global issues

Microorganisms and Humans

  1. Microbiology
  2. Use of microorganisms
  3. Microbial genetics
  4. Harmful effects of microorganisms

Biotechnology

  1. Techniques in modern biotechnology
  2. Applications in biotechnology
  3. Bioethics

 

Subject Prospects:

  • University departments with biology as specific subject requirements: Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Chinese Medicine, Science/Applied Science, Molecular Biotechnology, Sport Science and Recreation Management
  • Departments that require biology as a necessary subject: Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • University colleges / departments can be applied: School of Business, Faculty of Science, Health and Nursing, Social Sciences.

 

DSE Assessment Method:

Component

Outline

Proportion

Time

Public Examination

Paper 1: Compulsory part of the curriculum

Paper 2: Elective part of the curriculum

60%

 

20%

2 hours 30 minutes

 

1 hour

School-based Assessment (SBA)

Experiment-related assignments and non-experiment-related assignments

 

20%

 

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Should I take Biology? Any abilities needed?

If you have good grades in Secondary 3 science subjects and are suitable for the following teaching modes, you are welcome to choose Biology.

 

Direct Teaching

Interactive Teaching

Personal Investigation

Group Investigation

Co-construction

•Explain

•Demonstration

•Play video

•Questioning 

•Class or group discussion 

•Visit

•Application of information technology and multimedia teaching materials

•Create concept maps 

•Learn from reading

•Data collection

•Construct study journals / notes

•Problem solving activities 

•Scientific inquiry 

•Experimental activities

•Simulations and Models

•Forum

•Role play 

•Debate 

•Project study

 

Which subjects can be taken together to create synergies and achieve better grades?

Chemistry / Physics

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