Experimental Sciences

Group 4: The Experimental Sciences

Six subjects are available:

  • Biology (Guide)
  • Chemistry (Guide)
  • Design Technology (Guide)
  • Physics (Guide)
  • Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) (Guide)
  • Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences (SEHS)

All of these subjects may be studied at higher level or standard level, except ESS, only standard level is offered.

Each subject contains a body of knowledge together with scientific methods and techniques that students are required to learn and apply. In their application of scientific methods, students develop an ability to:

  • Analyse
  • Evaluate
  • Synthesise scientific information

A compulsory project encourages students to appreciate the environmental, social and ethical implications of science. This exercise is collaborative and interdisciplinary: students analyse a topic or problem that can be investigated in each of the science disciplines offered by the school. It is also an opportunity for students to explore scientific solutions to global questions.