The syllabus aims to enable students to:

1. acquire a body of knowledge and develop an understanding of biological concepts and principles;

2. understand how new information results in reformulation or rejection of earlier models and concepts;

3. recognise the scope of Biology from the molecular level to that of entire ecosystems;

4. develop an ability to communicate biological information in a variety of acceptable ways;

acquire an understanding of the scientific method and be able to apply it to solving problems, both in

academic and non-academic settings;

6. appreciate the impact of biological knowledge on society and its relevance to ethical, economic,

environmental and technological issues;

7. acquire training in the practical skills and thought processes associated with the study of science;

8. develop the ability to apply biological knowledge and skills to relevant Caribbean situations and issues.