The curriculum is designed to cultivate in our
students an appreciation of the place of humanity in
nature by studying the diversity and complexity of
life and the interrelations among organisms through
the process of scientific inquiry.
Chemistry is the study of matter and its changes.
Through learning chemistry, students discover and
comprehend the natural world and appreciate the
profound influence of chemistry in everyday living.
The curriculum is designed to provide the breadth
of study in theoretical and experimental physics
necessary for learners to make informed decisions in
the pursuit of physics-dependent disciplines. It
also allows for the depth of study that leads to an
understanding of our physical world, using
fundamental physics concepts and principles. In this
way, guided by a keen sense of curiosity and refined
by critical and creative thinking, students become
confident and contributing citizens in a changing
and knowledge driven world.
The integrated science module was created for
students to appreciate scientific inquiry in real
life, where boundaries to biology, chemistry and
physics are less distinct. The holistic side of
scientific inquiry comes to life in this module,
where the focus does not lie in any specific
One key section of the module is forensic science
which provides a unique opportunity for students to
study science that is relevant to real life. It is
an applied science that is multi-disciplinary and
inter-disciplinary, explores connections to the
past, and projections for the future. It fosters
cooperative learning with students working in
investigative teams. By its very nature, forensic
science is inquiry-based and activity-driven,
requiring keen and detailed observation as well as
strong communication and organisation skills.