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BIOLOGY NEW EXAMINATION FORMAT CSEE 2023

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BIOLOGY NEW EXAMINATION FORMAT CSEE 2023

033 BIOLOGY

(For Both School and Private Candidates)

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This Biology examination format revises and replaces the 2019 version issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA).

The format is based on the 2005 Biology syllabus for Ordinary Secondary Education reprinted in 2012.

This format revises the examination rubric, without changing the examination objectives, content and competencies.

FINE ART FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT

2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES

The examination will assess the extent to which the candidates can:

2.1 evaluate the role, influence and importance of biological science in everyday life;

2.2 develop capacity to improve and maintain their own health or families and the community;

2.3 master fundamental concepts, principles and skills of Biology, and related fields such as agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and veterinary;

2.4 develop necessary biological practical skills;

2.5 apply scientific skills and procedures in interpreting various biological data;

2.6 acquire basic knowledge and apply appropriate skills in combating problems related to HIV, AIDS, STIs, gender, population, environment, drug/substance abuse, sexual and reproductive health; and

2.7 develop the ability and desire for self-study, self-confidence and self-advancement in biological sciences and related fields.

3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES

The examination will test the candidates’ ability to:
3.1 use appropriate biological knowledge, concepts, skills and principles in solving various problems in daily life;

3.2 record, analyse and interpret data from scientific investigations using appropriate methods and technology to generate relevant information in biological science;

3.3 use knowledge and skills in combating health related problems such as HIV, AIDS, gender, population, environment, drug and drug abuse, sexual and reproductive health; and

3.4 use relevant information in biological science and related fields for self-study and lifelong-learning.

4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC

The examination will consist of two papers: 033/1 Biology 1, a theory paper, and 033/2 Biology 2, a practical paper.

4.1 033/1 Biology 1

This paper will be for three (3) hours. The paper will have sections A, B and C with a total of 11 questions. The candidates will be required to answer all the questions in sections A and B and two (2) questions from section C. The paper will weigh a total of 100 marks.

Section A will comprise two (2) questions. Question number 1 will be a multiple-choice question, consisting of 10 items. Each question will weigh one (1) mark, making a total of 10 marks.

Question number 2 will be a matching-items question, with six (6) items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, hence a total of six (6) marks. Therefore, the section will weigh a total of 16 marks.

Section B will consist of six (6) short answer questions. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions. Each question will carry nine (9) marks, hence a total of 54 marks in this section.

Section C will comprise three (3) essay questions each carrying 15 marks. The candidates will be required to attempt two (2) questions. This section will, therefore weigh a total of 30 marks.

4.2 033/2 Biology 2

This paper will be for 2½ hours. The paper will consist of two (2) questions. The candidates will be required to answer all the questions. Each question will carry 25 marks, hence a total of 50 marks.

Note

(i) The actual practical paper will have more than one alternative paper, which will be sent to schools depending on the number of candidates.

Alternative A will be sent to schools with up to 100 candidates; alternatives A and B to schools with candidates not exceeding 200; and alternatives A, B and C to schools with more than 200 candidates.

(ii) A checklist for Biology laboratory specimens, chemicals, apparatuses, equipment and materials required for the examination will be sent to schools at least three months before the examination date for this paper.

However, the instructions for the laboratory arrangements will be provided 3 hours before the beginning of the examination.

5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT

The candidates will be examined on the following topics:

FINE ART FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT

5.1 033/1 Biology 1 (Theory)

5.1.1 Introduction to Biology
5.1.2 Safety in our environment
5.1.3 Health and immunity
5.1.4 Cell structure and organisation
5.1.5 Classification of living things
5.1.6 Nutrition
5.1.7 Balance of nature
5.1.8 Transport of materials in living things
5.1.9 Gaseous exchange and respiration
5.1.10 Movement
5.1.11 Co-ordination
5.1.12 Excretion
5.1.13 Regulation
5.1.14 Reproduction
5.1.15 Growth
5.1.16 Genetics
5.1.17 Evolution
5.1.18 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).

5.2 033/2 Biology 2 (Practical)

5.2.1 Cell structure and organisation
5.2.2 Nutrition
5.2.3 Gaseous exchange and respiration
5.2.4 Transport of materials in living things
5.2.5 Movement
5.2.6 Reproduction
5.2.7 Coordination
5.2.8 Classification of living things
5.2.9 Balance of nature

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