Introduction

The CSEC Biology syllabus is geared towards developing:

1.   Knowledge and comprehension of biological facts, ideas and opinions

2. Appropriate use of knowledge – application, analysis and interpretation, synthesis and evaluation

3. Experimental skills such as manipulation, measurement, observation, recording, reporting, presentation and planning, and designing of experiments.

Biology, bio (life) and logy (study), is the study of all living things. It draws on other natural sciences such as physics and chemistry, to better understand the functions and reactions of these living things. The environment is also an important factor as it often affects the lives of these living things.

Biology encompasses the study of genetics, evolution, and all the functions of living organism. It has many parts and may be broken up into practical and theoretical biology.

Practical Biology

This encompasses the medical sciences, breeding sciences(this is used widely in the horse racing industry to gain desired traits) and experimental biology.

Theoretical Biology

This includes taxonomy (the classification of living things), ecology (the study of populations and their environments), biochemistry (the study of the chemistry of organisms) and microbiology (the study of micro-organisms).

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