O-Level Biology

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by questionable_i » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:32 pm

Can anyone help me with this question?

Suggest and provide one reason why a sucrose molecules may be transported to a fruit but not the root?

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by Newtandcucumber » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:53 pm

questionable_i wrote:Can anyone help me with this question?

Suggest and provide one reason why a sucrose molecules may be transported to a fruit but not the root?
Hi Kitty

I think you need to consider translocation, and the following flow chart from a SAP O Level Biology Revision Notes book may help:

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by savoury » Wed May 10, 2017 12:36 pm

Hi , does anyone has answers for 2016 pre Lim O level Biology for Chung Cheng High (Yishun) dated 25/8/2016 for both Paper 1 and 2?

Bought the past years questions , found out missing answer for Chung Cheng High (Yishun). Appreciate if someone can upload it here or pm me ? Thanks in advance.

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by deardear07 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:58 am

Hi, Can someone, anyone share why few schools provide option for Sci Bio course? I mean, I get that it is to support the MOE STEM program to generate more engineers... but any other reasons?

Sec 2 to 3 streaming into Triple sci is toughest to get in... the rest of the subjects combination only allow for double sci which is physics and chemistry..

and where to get good notes on Bio from Sec1-4? Are there even tuition sessions for these?

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by Matthias Ng » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:14 pm

deardear07 wrote:Hi, Can someone, anyone share why few schools provide option for Sci Bio course? I mean, I get that it is to support the MOE STEM program to generate more engineers... but any other reasons?

Sec 2 to 3 streaming into Triple sci is toughest to get in... the rest of the subjects combination only allow for double sci which is physics and chemistry..

and where to get good notes on Bio from Sec1-4? Are there even tuition sessions for these?
As compared to Chem/Phy, students don't do as well for Biology from Sec 3 onwards.

While Biology seems really fun in secondary school, it is a totally different ball game from Sec 3 onwards. Tons of materials to remember and you don't score any points if you don't catch the key words. It gets worse in JC when we talk about DNA and genomics.

I would usually advise students to be clear of their strengths/weakness when choosing their combination in Sec 2. Liking the subject and doing well is two different thing. You will grow to hate the subject if you consistently do badly.

And last but not least, the fact is that there are lots of life science graduates who had difficulties advancing their career in related areas.


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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by OnionRings » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 am

teachnlearn wrote:
Matthias Ng wrote:
deardear07 wrote:Hi, Can someone, anyone share why few schools provide option for Sci Bio course? I mean, I get that it is to support the MOE STEM program to generate more engineers... but any other reasons?

Sec 2 to 3 streaming into Triple sci is toughest to get in... the rest of the subjects combination only allow for double sci which is physics and chemistry..

and where to get good notes on Bio from Sec1-4? Are there even tuition sessions for these?
As compared to Chem/Phy, students don't do as well for Biology from Sec 3 onwards.

While Biology seems really fun in secondary school, it is a totally different ball game from Sec 3 onwards. Tons of materials to remember and you don't score any points if you don't catch the key words. It gets worse in JC when we talk about DNA and genomics.

I would usually advise students to be clear of their strengths/weakness when choosing their combination in Sec 2. Liking the subject and doing well is two different thing. You will grow to hate the subject if you consistently do badly.

And last but not least, the fact is that there are lots of life science graduates who had difficulties advancing their career in related areas.
I gotta agree with that! Bio is harder. As for me, I took it out of passion and I loved it. I did well and managed to get into Biomedical Science in Ngee Ann Polytechnic but I felt the career paths for a Biomedical student or graduate will be limited. :sad:
It is very limited if you have no interest in science. To do basic research a PhD is required. From there on there will be tours as a research fellow before you can try to secure an investigatorship to draft your own proposal for research. Else with a diploma and a degree you are limited to research technician and research officer respectively.

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by penmighty » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:21 pm

Daughter is struggling with Bio. She seems to really read and memorise a lot but the grades don't show. The other 2 sciences she's doing ok. How to be on the right track and excel?

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by penmighty » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:21 pm

Daughter is struggling with Bio. She seems to really read and memorise a lot but the grades don't show. The other 2 sciences she's doing ok. How to be on the right track and excel?

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by iceywind88 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:18 pm

penmighty wrote:Daughter is struggling with Bio. She seems to really read and memorise a lot but the grades don't show. The other 2 sciences she's doing ok. How to be on the right track and excel?
I heard from my son's Bio tutor that it isn't all just memorising. Students need to apply some concepts.

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Re: O-Level Biology

Post by deardear07 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:59 am

Matthias Ng wrote:
deardear07 wrote:Hi, Can someone, anyone share why few schools provide option for Sci Bio course? I mean, I get that it is to support the MOE STEM program to generate more engineers... but any other reasons?

Sec 2 to 3 streaming into Triple sci is toughest to get in... the rest of the subjects combination only allow for double sci which is physics and chemistry..

and where to get good notes on Bio from Sec1-4? Are there even tuition sessions for these?
As compared to Chem/Phy, students don't do as well for Biology from Sec 3 onwards.

While Biology seems really fun in secondary school, it is a totally different ball game from Sec 3 onwards. Tons of materials to remember and you don't score any points if you don't catch the key words. It gets worse in JC when we talk about DNA and genomics.

I would usually advise students to be clear of their strengths/weakness when choosing their combination in Sec 2. Liking the subject and doing well is two different thing. You will grow to hate the subject if you consistently do badly.

And last but not least, the fact is that there are lots of life science graduates who had difficulties advancing their career in related areas.
not many career paths require bio? so its like a subject that's deemed 'fun and interesting' but not so useful if cannot do well n get the right job? what kinda courses in uni actually require bio? - medicine/ dentistry? nursing no right?

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