Learning objectives

1. Knowledge and Understanding

    Students are expected to:

  • acquire knowledge and develop an understanding of biological principles, concepts, terms and facts;

  • apply biological knowledge and concepts to familiar and unfamiliar situations;

  • show an understanding of the application and uses of biological knowledge in daily life; and

  • develop an understanding of current issues and developments in biology.


2. Skills and Processes

    Students are expected to:

  • make careful observations, ask relevant questions, identify problems and formulate hypotheses for investigations;

  • recognise the importance of evidence in supporting, modifying or refuting proposed scientific theories;

  • develop the ability to think scientifically and creatively;

  • acquire an analytical mind to critically evaluate biology-related issues;

  • identify the pros and cons of the application of biological knowledge for informed decision-making;

  • plan and conduct scientific investigations individually or collaboratively with appropriate instruments and methods, collect quantitative and qualitative information with accuracy, analyse data and draw conclusions for problem-solving;

  • use information technology to process and present scientific information; and

  • communicate ideas and views effectively with others, using the language of science.


3. Values and Attitudes

    Students are expected to:

  • show an interest in the study of biology, appreciate the wonders and complexity of Nature, and show respect for all living things and the environment;

  • recognise their responsibility for conserving, protecting and maintaining the quality of the environment;

  • develop positive values and attitudes towards adopting a healthy lifestyle;

  • be aware of the dynamic nature of biological knowledge and appreciate the role of

  • science and technology in understanding the living world; and

  • be aware of the application of biological knowledge in society and its social, ethical, economic and environmental implications.



Our Team

  • Department Head: Ms. Jamie Lam

  • Department Member: Ms. Maggie Yu



Field trip to woodland in Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden


Visit to ‘The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation Exhibition 


Visit to Mai Po Nature Reserve



Secondary 3 Curriculum

  • Food and humans

  • Circulatory systems

  • Diseases

  • Reproduction in humans


Senior Secondary Curriculum

Compulsory Part

  1. Cell and Molecules of Life

  2. Genetics and Evolution

  3. Organisms and Environment

  4. Health and Diseases


Elective Part

  • Human Physiology: Regulation and Control

  • Biotechnology


Learning Resources

  1. Biology Learning and Teaching Resource Kit and supplementary materials

  1. The Research Journey of Scientists – Accomplishment and Perseverance DVD

  1. An English-Chinese Glossary of Terms Commonly used in the Teaching of Biological Sciences in Secondary Schools

  1. Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health

  1. Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  1. Hong Kong Biodiversity Information Hub

  1. The China Current – Sustainability

  1. 中國科普博覽

  1. DNA Learning Centre of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

  1. PhET Interactive Simulations