Biology is a stream of science which is related to the study of life and living organisms. It includes the cellular basis of living things, the energy metabolism that underlies the activities of life, and the genetic basis for inheritance in organisms. It also includes the study of evolutionary relationships among organisms and the diversity of life on Earth. It considers the relationship between the structures and functions of microorganisms, plants and animals.
The biology curriculum aims to build up essential biological knowledge of students; strengthen their understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry in biology and let them become aware of the interconnections between science, technology, society and the environment.
It is a mistaken impression that biology is a subject involving memorization of numerous facts. It is hoped that students will develop a board and general understanding of biological principles and concepts which are applicable to different situations.
After the completion of the curriculum, students are expected to apply biological knowledge and concepts to familiar and unfamiliar situations; to develop the ability to make scientific inquiries; and to develop an attitude of responsible citizenship.