The science syllabus has three major components; biology, chemistry and physics, and is concerned with the development of scientific knowledge, skills, concepts, and attitudes essential for the responsibilities of citizenship in today’s world. The course is activity-based in its design and emphasises practical experience of science for each individual student. The importance of the processes of science as well as knowledge and understanding is reflected in the syllabus structure. Through a variety of investigations and experiments, students attain the specified learning outcomes, developing appropriate science process skills and a knowledge of underlying science concepts.
In an era of rapid scientific and technological change the study of science is fundamental to the development of the confidence required to deal with the opportunities and challenges that such change presents in a wide variety of personal and social contexts.