1. Overview:

  • Biology is a Natural Sciences course tailored for students in grades 11 and 12, delving into the exploration of all the biological phenomena, processes, and laws governing the natural world.
  • The Biology curriculum lays its groundwork on the intricacies of the genetic system, providing students with a deeper insight into the mechanics of evolution. This, in turn, enables them to explain ecological issues and grasp the fundamental principles behind technological advancements in genetic science and environmental management. Students will be able to showcase the practical applications of biological technology, spanning fields like animal husbandry, farming, agriculture and safe products, environmental pollution control, healthcare, and more. The Biology program is, therefore, aligned with the future career orientation aspirations of students.

  • The Biology curriculum for grades 11-12 builds on foundational knowledge and skills acquired in the earlier stages of the Natural Sciences program for grades 1-10. This advanced academic phase places a heightened emphasis on the inherent nature of genetic mechanisms, explaining the evolutionary process, and aspiring towards practical applications. The course not only kindles  student interest but also fortifies their ability to apply acquired knowledge and skills in real-world scenarios.

  • The program’s topics are designed and organized based on the levels of living organization, progressing from molecules and cells to organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Each level incorporates an understanding of the structure, function, and the complicated relationship between these aspects and the environment. However, during the career-focused phase, the curriculum takes a deep dive into the nuanced nature and mechanisms of genetics and evolution.

  • For grades 11 and 12, the Biology course presents an invaluable opportunity for both teachers and students to hone their scientific research methodologies and inquiry techniques, and to generate new knowledge aligned with the stipulated learning outcomes using exploratory experiments.

  • The Biology curriculum not only imparts subject-specific knowledge and skills but also cultivates essential life skills, fostering an appreciation for nature, instilling a sense of responsibility towards the environment, and shaping them into global citizens capable of seamless integration into the world.

  • In essence, the course creates favorable conditions for students to shape and develop their scientific worldview, cultivating the essential qualities of a scientific researcher, including confidence, honesty, and objectivity. Beyond that, it instills a profound understanding and respect for the laws of nature, encouraging students to appreciate and conserve the environment, and promoting behaviors that align with the principles of sustainable development for a global citizen. Additionally, it nurtures vital capacities such as self-directed learning, communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and innovative thinking skills.

2. Course Objectives:

  • Equip students with a profound understanding of Biology and the ability to:
    • Enhance the quality of life through practical applications of Physics concepts.
    • Embrace the dynamic changes in the realm of science and technology, exhibiting confidence in addressing common biological issues in everyday life.

  • Develop students’ essential attitudes for scientific research, specifically: 
    • Focusing on safety in experiments
    • Paying attention to precision, and error minimization 
    • Cultivating objectivity and fairness in all measurements
    • Demonstrating respect for experimental results
    • Exercising attention to consistency when solving biological problems
    • Raising questions about obtained results
    • Distinguishing between innovation and established knowledge
  • Empower students to apply scientific research methods to uncover new laws and refine existing biological theories and models.
  • Cultivate students’ analytical skills, enabling them to evaluate data critically and draw well-founded conclusions.

  • Enhance students’ scientific communication skills and the capability of employing Biology terminology and conventions.

  • Instill in students a sense of care and responsibility for society and the environment in scientific research and technology development activities.

  • Provide students with comprehensive foundational and advanced Biology knowledge, preparing them for future pursuits in education and biological research.