The Biology Curriculum is uniquely designed to cover both breadth and depth of the subject. Modules adopt a spiral and thematic approach that aims to enable students to build a solid foundation in biology and prepare them for advanced studies of biology and biology related disciplines. In chronological sequence of learning, these modules are Foundations in Biology I, Foundations in Biology II, Foundations in Biology III, Advanced Biology I, Advanced Biology II and Applied Biology.
The first three years are Foundation Years which will introduce students to the basic concepts of the various fields of biology, while allowing them to develop observation and inquiry skills. Besides equipping them with a good foundation, the experiential and hands-on learning will also provide an opportunity for them to pick up good habits of the mind and effective scientific skills. The topics covered include cell biology, human biology, botany, animal physiology, genetics and molecular biology.
The next three years are Specialization Years whereby students who are interested in pursuing biology related disciplines in universities will continue their learning in biology beyond the basics. The topics covered include evolutionary biology, ecology, biodiversity, molecular genetics and biochemistry. Students will explore biological phenomena, learn more extensively via outdoor field trips and engage in more in-depth investigations. There is more exposure to critical thinking and analytical skills in the more demanding modules, as well as an emphasis towards more knowledge application in broader and concept-orientated perspectives. Students will also become more independent in their learning approaches.
For more information, please visit the Programme of Studies .
The living world around us is fascinating with all its beauty and complexity.
Our students come upclose and personal with this world in the biology curriculum.
Find out more in the Programme of Studies.
|Real world connections: Investigating Enzymatic Reactions||Authentic Assessment in groups: Fieldwork at Lazarus Island||Experiential Inquiry: Ecological Sampling|
The Joy of Learning doesn’t stop in the classrooms.
Find out about the informal curriculum that complements the main curriculum
|Learning from the best: University of Queensland, Australia||Student Initiated Activities: Biology Interest Group||Learning Journeys to give exposure: Visiting Sky Greens|
The building of a vibrant community of talents with scientific prowess.
Find out more about our achievements.
|International Biology Olympiad: 1 Gold||Yakutia International Science Games Gold & Best Presentation (research)||NUS STEP Brain Camp 2nd in Research|