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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

Biology Syllabus
Effective for examinations from May/June 2008

Correspondence related to the syllabus should be addressed to: The Pro-Registrar Caribbean Examinations Council Caenwood Centre 37 Arnold Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica, W.I. Telephone Number: (876) 920-6714 Facsimile Number: (876) 967-4972 E-mail address: cxcwzo@cxc.org Website: www.cxc.org Copyright © 2007, by Caribbean Examinations Council The Garrison, St. Michael BB 11158, Barbados

CXC A10/U2/07

This document CXC A10/U2/07 replaces CXC A10/U2/01 issued in 2001. Please note that the syllabus was revised and amendments are indicated by italics and vertical lines.

First issued 1999 Revised 2001 Revised 2007

Please check the website www.cxc.org for updates on CXC’s syllabuses.

CXC A10/U2/07

Contents

Introduct

RATIONALE .......................................................................................................................... 1 AIMS ..................................................................................................................................... 1 SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO BE ASSESSED ........................................................................ 2 PRE-REQUISITES OF THE SYLLABUS ............................................................................... 5 STRUCTURE OF THE SYLLABUS........................................................................................ 5 UNIT 1 : BIOMOLECULES, REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT MODULE 1 : CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY............................................. 7 MODULE 2 : GENETICS, VARIATION AND NATURAL SELECTION.............. 12 MODULE 3 : REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY.......................................................... 17 UNIT 2 : BIOENERGETICS, BIOSYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS MODULE 1 : BIOENERGETICS ......................................................................... 21 MODULE 2 : BIOSYSTEMS MAINTENANCE...