Overview of CSEC Biology


Biology explores the levels of organization of life, from the molecular level, through cellular to higher levels.  It includes developing an understanding of the interactions within and between organisms and between organisms and their environment. The study of biology recognizes, however, that humans have a greater influence on the environment than other species. The study of biology, therefore, is designed to assist students to recognize their responsibility to conserve, protect, maintain and improve the quality of the biological environment for future generations.

The Biology Syllabus is designed to allow students to work individually and with others in practical, field and interactive activities that are related to theoretical concepts in the course. It is expected that students will apply investigative and problem-solving skills, effectively communicate scientific information and appreciate the contribution that a study of biology makes to their understanding of the world. The syllabus will assist students to develop positive values and attitudes towards the living components of the environment and will also provide a sound foundation for those who wish to pursue further studies in the sciences.

The syllabus is arranged in five sections as follows:

Section A - Organisms in the Environment
Section B - Life Processes
Section C - Continuity and Variation
Section D - Disease and its Impact on Humans
Section E - The Environment and Human Activities