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The CSEC Integrated Science Syllabus is based on three themes, The Organism and Its Environment, The Home and Workplace, and Earth’s Place in the Universe which adequately reflect the common areas of human activity and experience. These themes form the unifying points of the syllabus which should, therefore, be seen as a coherent unit.

The syllabus is redesigned with a greater emphasis on the integration and application of scientific concepts and principles. Such an approach is adopted to develop those long-term transferable skills of ethical conduct, teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and innovation and communication. It encourages the use of various teaching and learning strategies to inculcate these skills that will prove useful in everyday life, while at the same time catering to multiple intelligence and different learning styles and needs.

The syllabus is arranged in three sections sub-divided into specific objectives, corresponding explanatory notes and suggested practical activities.

SECTION A THE ORGANISM AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
SECTION B THE HOME AND WORKPLACE
SECTION C EARTH’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

Human and Social Biology

Human and Social Biology is concerned with the study of the structure and functioning of the human body. It also involves the application of biological principles, knowledge and skills, and technological advances, to the maintenance of health and to solve the problems of living together. The subject incorporates the view that human beings have a responsibility to their environment and, as such, have an obligation to conserve, protect, maintain and improve its quality.

The CSEC Human and Social Biology syllabus is designed to allow students to work individually and cooperatively, utilizing theoretical concepts of the course in interactive and practical activities. Students are expected to apply investigative and problem-solving skills, be effective in communicating scientific knowledge and demonstrate an appreciation for all living organisms in their environment.

The syllabus is organised under five main sections:

Section I Living organisms and the environment
Section II Life processes
Section III Heredity and variation
Section IV Disease and its impact on humans
Section V The impact of health practices on the environment

 

Chemistry

Chemistry is concerned with the physical and chemical properties of substances and the interaction of energy and matter. The study of Chemistry involves an investigation into chemical reactions and processes. The discipline seeks to explain and predict events at the atomic and molecular level. Through the principles of Chemistry, students will understand everyday life, nature and technology, and the significance of the well-being of man and the environment.

The CSEC Chemistry Syllabus is redesigned to allow students to work individually and with others in practical, field and interactive activities that are related to theoretical concepts in the course. It is expected that students will apply investigative and problem-solving skills, effectively communicate scientific information and appreciate the contribution that a study of chemistry makes to their understanding of the world. The syllabus places greater emphasis on the understanding and application of chemical concepts and principles and different learning styles and needs, so that students will develop skills that will be of long term value in an increasingly technological world, rather than focusing on large quantities of factual information. In addition, it encourages the use of various teaching and learning strategies while at the same time catering to multiple intelligences.

The syllabus is divided into three sections, namely:

Section A Principles of Chemistry
Section B Organic Chemistry
Section C Inorganic Chemistry

Syllabus, Specimen Paper, Mark Scheme, Subject Reports

Past Papers

Chemistry for CSEC CXC Study Guide

 

Physics

Physics is a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions. It is concerned with systems, laws, models, principles and theories that explain the physical behaviour of our world and the universe. Physics is regarded as a fundamental scientific discipline since all advances in technology can be traced either directly or indirectly to the physical laws and theories.

The CSEC Physics Syllabus is redesigned with a greater emphasis on the application of scientific concepts and principles. Such an approach is adopted in order to develop those long-term transferrable skills of ethical conduct, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, innovation and communication. In addition, it encourages the use of various teaching and learning strategies to inculcate these skills while, at the same time catering to multiple intelligences and different learning styles and needs. The syllabus will assist students to develop positive values and attitudes towards the physical components of the environment and will also provide a sound foundation for those who wish to pursue further studies in science.

The syllabus is arranged in five sections, namely:

SECTION A Mechanics
SECTION B Thermal Physics and Kinetic Theory
SECTION C Waves and Optics
SECTION D Electricity and Magnetism
SECTION E The Physics of the Atom

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