“Biology is the most powerful technology ever created. DNA is software, protein are hardware, cells are factories.” Arvind Gupta


The overarching aim of the Biology Curriculum is to provide biology-related learning experiences that enable students to develop scientific literacy, so that they can participate actively in our rapidly changing knowledge-based society, prepare for further studies or careers in the fields related to life science, and become lifelong learners in science and technology. 


The broad aims of the Biology Curriculum are to enable students to: 

  • 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.