Name of course: SPP Science (Level 1) - For all grades together / SPP Science (Level 2) - 9/10, 11/12 / SPP Science (Level 3) - 9/10, 11/12
Duration of course: At least 1 semester
For all levels.
Topics covered will be taken from all the three branches of science, ie Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
Topics covered in the first semester will not be repeated in the second semester with the exception of a few core units.
Grades 9/10 and 11/12 classes cover the same topics within each level, but 9/10 classes are usually taught in less depth and with more frequent quizzes, reviews and tests.
Level 1: Students acquire basic scientific terminology and elementary concepts needed to carry out simple inquiry in biology, chemistry and physics. This allows students to recognise, understand and develop their knowledge and simple practical skills in scientific studies. All practicals involved at this level will be guided.
Some of the core topics include: Making Observations, Inferencing, Writing Reports, Basic Cell Structures, Digestive System, Atoms and Elements, Measurements and Graph Reading
Level 2: The aim of Level 2 is to provide students with a foundation in the basic concepts and knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Students will be encouraged to become more independent learners
Some of the core topics include: Nutrition, Writing Reports, Human Digestive System, Atomic Theory and the Periodic Table, Chemical Bonding, Energy Resources, Electricity
Level 3: The aim at this level is to provide students with a solid foundation for their mainstream studies.
Science at this level will be based on the IGCSE combined Science G1 curriculum. The period of teaching time allocated to each of the topics will be longer than in the mainstream level although the contents covered will be basically similar.
Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, development of transferable skills such as application, analysis and problem solving.
Some of the core topics include: Cell Structure and Movement in cells, Human Circulatory System, Writing Reports, Periodic Table, Formula Writing, Reproduction, Inheritance, Waves, Fuel and Polymers, Electricity.
There is no external assessment.