Curriculum Aims

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.

We place great emphasis on cultivating students’ interests in biology and nature and raising awareness of conservation through personal contact with living organisms and nature. Therefore, the Biology Department has established ecological ambassadors to enable students to promote ecological conservation within or outside the school, and to help take care of the coral tanks and other different kinds of marine life in our biology laboratory, Aquaponics in campus, and butterfly garden. Every year, we also hold off-campus field trip, such as visiting Mai Po Nature Reserve, Kadoorie Farm, Hong Kong Wetland Park and Hong Kong Marine Park. We will visit different habitats in Hong Kong, such as mangroves or streams. We also incorporate different kinds of experiments in our curriculum, such as dissection, extraction of DNA and separation of DNA by gel electrophoresis. In recent years, we have also cooperated with other disciplines and actively participated in STEM competitions to cultivate students' interdisciplinary knowledge application, innovation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.




  •  A Healthy Body
  •  Human Nutrition
  •  School-Based Marine Ecology
  • Aquaponics

S4 – S6   (Biology Curriculum)

    • Compulsory Part
      1. Cells and Molecules of Life
      2. Genetics and Evolution 
      3. Organisms and Environment 
      4. Health and Diseases
    • Elective Part (any 2 out of 4)
      1. Human Physiology: Regulation and Control
      2. Applied Ecology
      3. Microorganisms and Humans
      4. Biotechnology 

    Useful Links

    Scientific American

    National Geographic

    Young Scientist

    Hong Kong Wetland Park

    Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden





    Hong Kong Herbarium

    Learning and Teaching Resources for Senior Secondary Biology Curriculum

    Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

    Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

    Department of Health

    Hospital Authority

    The Hong Kong Medical Association

    World Wildlife Fund



    National Institute of Health

    Community Learning Network - Life Science