Biology

Faculty of Science
- Subject: Biology

A. Panel members: (2018 - 2019)

  • Panel Head:
    • Ms. Wong Pui Ling
  • Member:
    • Ms. Lui Wing Tung
  • Technicians:
    • Ms. Wong Ho Yee

B. Purposes

  • 1. Knowledge and Understanding
    Students are expected to:
    • 1.1 acquire knowledge and develop an understanding of biological principles, concepts, terms and facts;
    • 1.2 apply biological knowledge and concepts to familiar and unfamiliar situations;
    • 1.3 show an understanding of the application and uses of biological knowledge in daily life; and
    • 1.4 develop an understanding of current issues and developments in biology.
  • 2. Skill and Processes
    Students are expected to:
    • 2.1 make careful observations, ask relevent questions, identify problems and formulate hypotheses for investigations;
    • 2.2 recognize the importance of evidence in supporting, modifying or refuting proposed scientific theories;
    • 2.3 develop the ability to think scientifically and creatively;
    • 2.4 acquire an analytical mind to critically evaluate biology-related issues;
    • 2.5 identify the pros and cons of the application of biological knowledge for informed decision-making;
    • 2.6 plan and conduct scientific investigations individually or collaboratively with appropriate instruments and methods, collect quantitative and qualitative information with accuracy,
    • 2.7 analyze data and draw conclusions for problem-solving;
    • 2.8 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:
    • 3.1 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;
    • 3.2 recognize their responsibility for conserving, protecting and maintaining the quality of the environment;
    • 3.3 develop positive values and attitudes towards adopting a healthy lifestyle;
    • 3.4 be aware of the dynamic nature of biological knowledge and appreciate the role of science and technology in understanding the living world; and
    • 3.5 be aware of the application of biological knowledge in society and its social, ethical, economic and environmental implications.

C. Programs carried out in department

  1. Health education and introduction on genetics in F.3
  2. Rat dissection in senior forms.
  3. Field trips for F.5 students.
  4. Discussion on the technologies, effects and ethics in GM food and cloning in F.3 students.
  5. Investigation on one chosen topic in Biology.
  6. Training of the skills of communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving and numeracy in students.