What will I learn in Biology?

Biology is the study of Life, and we will study it from a microscopic to a global level. At the microscopic level, we will be looking at the chemical composition of cells as well as important reactions that happen within them. On a larger scale, we will look at the anatomy of the body with a specific (but certainly not exclusive) focus on the human body. Here, we will see how cells interact to form organs within systems. On an even larger scale, we will look at the huge diversity of life from an evolutionary perspective and see how different organisms interact with each other and also their environment.

In addition to this, you will also learn how to collect and analyse data using the scientific method via practical sessions that are held weekly in our laboratories as well in the field.  Thus, Biology is all about dissecting Life — both literally and metaphorically!

How will I benefit from studying Biology?

Apart from gaining indispensable knowledge and skills that will help you in your everyday life — health, relationships, and problem solving, studying Biology opens doors to a wide variety of career opportunities. These range from medicine and healthcare to sports and fitness to psychology, forensics, genetic counselling and many more! You will also be prepared to make ethical decisions and engage in local actions to help policy-makers protect, sustain and enhance our natural environment.

Are there any special considerations?

What textbooks and/or resources do I need?

Notes will be given for theory lessons.

For Advanced Level:
A Tutorial Pack and a Practical pack will be provided at the beginning of the course.

For Intermediate Level:
BIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL — 2ND EDITION
Author: Karen Buttigieg & Robert Tanti

For practical sessions, a white lab coat is always mandatory. Advanced level students are also required to bring a dissection kit and a stopwatch.  

You can study Biology at:

Advanced Level

Prerequisites

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

6 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

1 tutorial per week 
2 practical lessons per week

Intermediate Level

Prerequisites

No previous knowledge
is required

Duration

2 years

Lessons

3 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

N/A

SEC Level

Prerequisites

Preferably subject must have been
studied at SEC Level

Duration

1 year course

Lessons

4 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

2 practical  lessons per week

Refresher (Advanced)

Prerequisites

Students must have previously completed the two year course in any institution

Duration

1 year

Lessons

6 lessons per week

Practical / Tutorial Sessions

2 practical lessons per week