The broad aims of this syllabus are that students should:

  1. acquire the basic scientific knowledge and concepts for living in and contributing to a scientific and technological world;
  2. develop the ability to enquire and to solve problems;
  3. be acquainted with the language of science and be equipped with the skills in communicating ideas in science related contexts;
  4. develop curiosity and interest in science;
  5. recognise the usefulness and limitations of science and the interactions between science, technology and society and develop an attitude of responsible citizenship, including respect for the environment and commitment to the wise use of resources;
  6. be able to appreciate and understand the evolutionary nature of scientific knowledge.

Curriculum Structure and Organisation

The teaching syllabus is organized into 19 units that are introduced across Secondary one to three students. It designed to cover the major aspects of science, as well as the social and technological implications of science. Each unit allows students to investigate and examine a specific theme in science.

Secondary 1 Secondary 2 Secondary 3
  • Introducing Science
  • Looking at Living Things
  • Cells and Human Reproduction
  • Energy The Wonderful Solvent - Water
  • Matter as Particles
  • Living Things and Air
  • Making Use of Electricity
  • Space Travel
  • Common Acids and Alkalis
  • Sensing the Environment
  • Molecules of life
  • Nutrition in humans
  • Metals
  • Atomic structure
  • Temperature & Thermometers
  • Heat and Internal Energy
  • Change of State
  • Transfer of heat