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High School Science


Biology is the study of life that seeks to provide an understanding of the natural world. The purpose of this Biology course is to instill in students a thorough understanding of key biological concepts and biological terms. It focuses strongly on core contents and its phylogeny. Life is based on interrelated systems, from chemical processes within cells to interactions among different species in an ecosystem. This syllabus encourages the development of certain skills, attributes and attitudes. Evaluation is based on homework, class participation, lab work, tests and quizzes.


Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills. Chemistry is called ‘the central science’ because chemical, principles underpin both the physical environment in which we live and all biological systems. Apart from being a subject worthy of study in its own right, chemistry is a prerequisite for many other courses in higher education such as medicine, biological science and environmental science, and serves as a useful preparation for employment. Students attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals of chemistry and a reasonable competence in dealing with chemical problems. The course strives to assist students to think clearly and to express their ideas with clarity and logic.


This is a Physics course with a strong focus on conceptual understanding of the subject matter. The first half of the course concentrates on Mechanics that includes Kinematics, Projectile motion, Newton’s laws of motion, Friction, Work, Energy & Power, Gravitation and Rotational dynamics. The second half of the course focuses on Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves and Optics, Electromagnetism, Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics. Application of concepts is achieved in the problem solving component of the course that complements the theory. In addition there are laboratory sessions with interesting experiments, research projects and group discussions.

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