“Biology is a wonderful gift that was
made to us by nature.” (George Church)
department comprises motivated, cooperative colleagues, who engage their
learners in the excitement for biology in a fun-filled, enjoyable and
internal school curriculum of junior secondary level
has been compiled with close reference to the 2016
education plan of the Federal State of Baden Württemberg.
5,6,7 and 9 are taught once a week in a double period.
the curriculum include areas such as:
and ecological significance of various vertebrates, invertebrates and different
visit to the bird rehabilitation centre Narrec or a rally through Windhoek's
botanical garden makes the newly acquired knowledge more tangible to the
of animal and plant cells, organs and organisms as systems
school is equipped with great microscopes, which learners enjoy using frequently.
and function of different organ systems and basic procedures of human
development and reproduction.
acquire knowledge through independent and practical work in work stations and by
application of a large diversity of methods
. They acquire competences in the
three process-related areas of knowledge “knowledge acquisition", “communication
“and “evaluation”, which aim at the successful and responsible management of
tasks and problems. Knowledge, skills and abilities for their own actions are
In grade 6,
learners are given the opportunity to visit the NADEET environmental education centre
for an entire week. With a versatile and well-organised programme,
sustainability and adaption of various organisms to desert life are the focus
of the excursion. This week is an unforgettable experience for all learners.
school curriculum for the secondary section
the following topics:
-In the secondary section, focal topics are metabolic
physiology, genetics and genetic engineering, neurobiology, ecology and
Through various internally
differentiated teaching methods, the department manages to arouse the learners’
interest for different biological topics and make them understandable to them.
In grade 11, a one-week desert excursion to the Gobabeb
research station is offered - a great experience on the topic of
These are only a few examples on how
method diversity can stimulate pleasure in the subject.
Performance assessment in Biology
to conventional performance assessment methods (class tests, short tests, oral
presentations, oral participation, projects) the following aspects are taken
Assessment of work processes
assessment includes, amongst others:monitoring
of working-/learning behaviourMonitoring of group
Assessment of presentations
e.g. -oral presentations
being the instructor
Assessment of study- and work outcome
documentation of presentations Creation
of posters / models
of experiment protocols
advisable to develop the assessment criteria in consultation with the learners
or to at least introduce them in an understandable way.
Overview of the scoring system in biology
|Grade||Class ||No. of tests ||Test : other||oral portion of others|
|Junior sec.||5||3||1:1||at least 1/3 of the remaining mark|
|NSSC||10||3||2:1||at least 1/3 of the remaining mark|