Science is all about discovery. The subject itself is filled with lots of useful information and data that can help students better understand how the world works. As amazing as the subject matter is, we believe that an effective approach to teaching Science also has to have another matter for consideration. Our Science Curriculum for years 7-10 places equal import on both the subject matter and the learner himself/herself. We believe that to truly excel in Science, and to be able to develop a life-long and relevant aptitude and appreciation for it, our classes have to help cultivate in him/her the proper attitude and disposition. We base our science learning on motivating our learners so they can become deeply inquisitive and curious, attributes that will suit them well for continued learning in Science as well as in other subject areas. By inculcating in them this positive mind set, the students can better develop the relevant critical and creative thinking skills that they can then use in studying a variety of scientific problems.
In our Science Programme, we also challenge the students to always think of the bigger picture: how science concepts and experiments do not exist in a vacuum but in relation to a much bigger whole. This “systems thinking” approach helps them to be able to analyse each individual part of every lesson as well as being able to link them all together and comprehend how they synthesise.
Our Science programme revolves around the following learning areas:
- Physical Science