overall aim of the Secondary
Science Programme is to ensure
scientific literacy for every secondary
school graduate. Scientific literacy
can be defined as possession of the
scientific knowledge, skill, and habits
of mind required to thrive in the science-based
world of the twenty-first century. This
aim can be achieved by meeting three
overall goals for every student. The
secondary science programme, from Grade
9 through Grade 12, is designed to promote
the following goals: to understand the
basic concepts of science; to develop
the skills, strategies, and habits of
mind required for scientific inquiry;
and to relate science to technology,
society, and the environment.
Each of these three goals is defined more
specifically within each science course.
The study of biology, chemistry, physics
and earth and space science in the Grade
9 and 10 courses is expanded to the study
of these subjects areas in full courses
in Grades 11 and 12.
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