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Philosophy/Rationale

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.

Philosophy/Rationale

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.

Philosophy/Rationale

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.

Philosophy/Rationale

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 curriculum content.

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.