Advanced Level Biology
2 sessions of 1.5 hours weekly
The aim of this course is to:
- Develop an understanding of biological facts, principles and concepts.
- Promote an appreciation of the importance of observation and experimental work in the study of biology.
- Train students to understand, select, organize and analyze relevant information and to communicate ideas coherently.
- Help generate conceptual and practical skills as a result of involvement in scientific activity and experimentation.
- Inculcate in students a respect for all forms of life and a respect for the uniqueness of individual organisms;
- Consider ethical issues to help raise awareness of the decisions, which may be taken at a personal and wider national and international level, relating to the effects of human activities and the use and manipulation of biological systems.
- Promote an interest in, and enjoyment of the study of life processes and living organisms.
- Develop an understanding of the technological applications and of the social, economic and environmental aspects of biology.
The Biology Advanced Examination is made up of four papers (three written and 1 practical). The content includes:
- Variety of living organisms
- Cellular function and organisation
- Maintenance of Life – Nutrition , transport and respiration
- Adjustment and Control – Homeostasis (hormonal control, thermoregulation, liver, excretion, osmoregulation) and the immune system
- Responding to the Environment ( Nervous system and Stimulus reception in animals and plants)
- Locomotion and Support
- Genes, Cell Division and Genetics Reproduction in Plants and Animals (human)
- Environmental Biology
(Based on the Matsec Syllabus Biology A Level)
Explore the entire syllabus (topics in detail, pre-requisites, specimen paper and grade descriptors here): http://www.um.edu.mt/matsec
To apply for Biology A Level course call +356 21227799 or email us for more information.