At this level, science is divided into 3 scientific disciplines of study: biology, chemistry and physics. These topics are introduced as separate areas of study and developed via experiments, multi media presentations and homework assignments. The students are assessed by internal exams and assignments to ascertain their levels of skill and understanding. The course covers the basic elements of these areas of study and introduces the students to the lab equipment, terminology and building blocks of scientific knowledge that will be built upon in Year 10 and further developed depending on their chosen course of study.
As for Year 10 this subject is also divided into the 3 scientific disciplines: biology, chemistry and physics. Continuing on from Year 9 and utilising experiments, multi media presentations and practical assignments, these areas of scientific study are further developed and investigated. Assessment is via internal exams and assignments during each term, to ascertain each student’s level of skill and understanding.
SCIENCE PRACTICAL LESSON-2014
Year 10 and Year 13 Physics class enjoying the Van de Graaff generator that makes static electricity.
|Number of Credits|
|Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro organisms.||PRACTICAL INVESTIGATION –culturing bacteria and fungi on agar plates.||Internal|| 4
|Investigate implications of heat for
|Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics||Measurement, Distance/Time/Speed, GRAPHS-distance/ time, acceleration- speed/time, speed/time, FORCE-action and reaction, force/mass/acceleration, Mass/Weight/Gravity/Friction, Forces and Pressure, ENERGY-Kinetic/Gravitational Potential, Work and Power.||External||4|
|Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases||Particles, EC, Periodic Table, Ions, Grouping Elements, Compounds, Ionic Comp, Chemical Equations, Acids and Bases, Indicators, pH, neutralisation, Metals and Dilute Acids, Oxides, Acid Rain,||External||4|
|Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
||Cells and Chromosomes, DNA, Cell Division, Reproduction, Variations and Natural Selection, Basic Genetics, Cloning and Breeding||External||4|