CAPE Biology: Unit 1



Science plays a major role in the evolution of knowledge. It empowers us to use creative and independent approaches to problem-solving. It arouses our natural curiosity and enables us to meet
diverse and ever expanding challenges. It enhances our ability to inquire, seek answers, research, and interpret data. These skills use the scientific method which lead to the construction of theories and laws that help us to explain natural phenomena and exercise control over our environment. Science is, thus, an integral component of a balanced education.

The life sciences involve the study of living organisms and their life processes. Biology is at the core of the life sciences and allows for the examination, investigation and recording of the diverse forms of life. The study of Biology leads to an understanding and appreciation of the concept of life at all levels and hence, to a greater respect and reverence for life. The interconnected web of life and the unique role of the human species are integral to the dynamic nature of the biosphere.

Students of Biology should recognise the enormous responsibility which must be undertaken to ensure the continuity of life in all its forms. It is incumbent that student use this knowledge to protect, sustain, manage, conserve and improve the variety of life in the ecosphere. Additionally, the study of Biology prepares students for careers in biological, agricultural, environmental, medical, paramedical and applied sciences.


  1. enable students to acquire a body of knowledge and develop an understanding of biological
    concepts and principles
  2. promote an understanding of how new information can contribute to the reformulation or
    rejection of earlier models and concepts
  3. recognise the scope of Biology at all levels from the molecular level to that of body systems
    and entire ecosystems
  4. facilitate the development of the ability to communicate scientific information in a logical and
    structured manner
  5. develop an understanding of the scientific method and the ability to apply it to solving
    problems, both in academic and non-academic settings
  6. assist in the development of critical thinking, analytical, and practical skills
  7. encourage students to appreciate the impact of biological knowledge on society and its
    relevance to ethical, economic, environmental and technological issues
  8. develop the ability to apply biological knowledge and skills to relevant Caribbean situations
    and issues
  9. develop the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
  10. promote an appreciation of the significance and limitations of science in relation to social and
    economic development
  11. promote the integration of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) tools and skills

Course Content

Total learning: 68 lessons Time: 52 weeks


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