Aims and Objectives:

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.


Curriculum Outlines:

Compulsory Part 

  1. Cells and Molecules of Life
    - Molecules of life

- Cellular organisation

- Movement of substances across membrane

- Cell cycle and division

- Cellular energetics

  1. Genetics and Evolution

- Basic genetics

- Molecular genetics

- Biodiversity and evolution

  1. Organisms and Environment

- Essential life processes in plants

- Essential life processes in animals

- Reproduction, growth and development

- Coordination and response 

- Homeostasis

- Ecosystems

  1. Health and Diseases

- Personal health

- Diseases

- Body defence mechanisms


Elective Part

  1. Human Physiology: Regulation and Control

- Regulation of water content (osmoregulation)

- Regulation of body temperature

- Regulation of gas content in blood

- Hormonal control of reproductive cycle

  1. Applied Ecology

- Human impact on the environment

- Pollution control

- Conservation

- Global issues

  1. Microorganisms and Humans

- Microbiology

- Use of microorganisms

- Microbial genetics

- Harmful effects of microorganisms

  1. Biotechnology

- Techniques in modern biotechnology

- Applications in biotechnology

- Bioethics



Ms Chow Pui Yee (CPY)

Mr Poon Wing Hang (PWH)


Department Activities: 

  1. Scientific investigation

  • Dissection of rat/ pig’s heart/ ox eye/ flower

  • Effect of light intensity on photosynthetic rate

  • Effect of temperature and pH on enzymatic activity

  • Water movement across cell membrane

  • Food test

  1. Biology Fieldtrip

  • Ho Koon Nature Education cum Astronomical Centre

  • Wetland Park

  1. School-based activities

  • Hydroponic farming 

  • Aquaponic system

  1. External activities

  • Biodiversity Leadership Program (HKU)

  • Health Exhibition Presentation Competition (CUHK)

  • Bio Olympiad Competition



Biology simulator:,prototype




HKDSE Assessment Design