Biology Grade 9
Cambridge IGCSE Biology Syllabus at GEMS Wesgreen International Secondary School aims to enables learners to:
increase their understanding of the technological world, take an informed interest in scientific matters, recognize the usefulness and limitations of scientific method, and how to apply this to other disciplines and in everyday life, develop relevant attitudes, such as a concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness, develop an interest in, and care for, the environment, better understand the influence and limitations placed on scientific study by society, economy, technology, ethics, the community and the environment and develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for both further study and everyday life.
The aims of all subjects state what a teacher may expect to teach and what a student may expect to experience and learn. These aims suggest how the student may be changed by the learning experience.
The aims of the Science Syllabus are to encourage and enable students to:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- Develop understanding of nature, processes and methods of science through different type of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
- Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
- Throughout each unit, the students are given the opportunity to build on the objectives below:
- provide an enjoyable and worthwhile educational experience for all learners, whether or not they go on to study science beyond this level
- enable learners to acquire sufficient knowledge and understanding to:
- become confident citizens in a technological world and develop an informed interest in scientific matters
- be suitably prepared for studies beyond Cambridge IGCSE
- allow learners to recognize that science is evidence-based and understand the usefulness, and the limitations, of scientific method
- develop skills that:
- are relevant to the study and practice of biology
- are useful in everyday life
- encourage a systematic approach to problem-solving
- encourage efficient and safe practice
- encourage effective communication through the language of science
- develop attitudes relevant to biology such as:
- concern for accuracy and precision
G9 Term 1