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Biology

We aim to nurture the students’ interest in Biology and to develop learners who are inquisitive to discover for themselves how life is sustained and how they can apply their knowledge to ensure sustainable living. Students will build a strong foundation in the understanding of life at cellular and molecular levels, and make connections between these micro-systems and the organism as a whole. This ability to draw links and see inter-connectedness will enable our students to relate to other systems they encounter in their daily lives, which is critical for problem solving.

Curriculum

The rapid progress in the field of life sciences demands the learner to have sound knowledge of the nature of science, acquire science inquiry skills, and be able to relate science to societal needs. Our curriculum prepares our students in these areas through inquiry-based learning and provides opportunities for collaboration with their peers and for them to communicate their ideas. Our teachers employ thinking routines and case-based learning to engage our students and develop their metacognition skills.

Enrichment

Our in-house project, Roots Alive! serves as experiential learning opportunity for the students. Students will learn beyond the classroom and laboratories, where we extend the teaching and learning to the field and higher institutions of learning and research. This includes learning journeys to the Lee Kong Chian Natural Museum and Pulau Semakau (Biodiversity). They will also take part in competitions that enrich their knowledge and expose them to higher order thinking. Students also engage with local and overseas university Professors and TJC Alumni, for discussions on their career prospects and to further enhance their scientific knowledge.