HKDSE Biology Assessment Framework 生物 考試評核大綱

The public assessment of Biology will consist of a public examination component and a school-based
assessment component as outlined in the following table:
Component Weighting Duration
Public Examination
Paper 1 Compulsory part of the curriculum 60%
2 hours
30 minutes
Paper 2 Elective part of the curriculum 20% 1 hour
School-based Assessment (SBA) 20%
Paper 1 comprises two sections: A and B. Section A consists of multiple-choice questions and
carries 18% of the subject mark. Section B includes short questions, structured questions and an
essay question, and it carries 42% of the subject mark. Candidates have to attempt all questions in
Paper 1.
Paper 2 consists of structured questions set on the four elective topics of the curriculum. Candidates
are to attempt questions from any two of the four electives. Paper 2 carries 20% of the subject mark.