Biology is the science of living things and can be categorised broadly into the study of animals and plants. This section of the syllabus deals with aspects of human biology and plant biology. The human body is an integrated organism, with a variety of systems that carry out a range of functions. Each system has a particular structure that enables it to carry out its functions. Understanding how the body functions and how it develops will enable us to appreciate the processes and changes that occur during our lives. Plants and micro-organisms are a vital component of our living world. Plants are the main food producers for all living things.
- Section 1A: Human Biology – food, digestion and associated body systems
- Section 1B: Human Biology – the skeletal/muscular system, the senses and human reproduction
- Section 1C: Animals, plants and micro-organisms