Natural Sciences Details
Natural Sciences, offered to grade 8 and 9 leaners, establishes the foundation upon which learners progress to life sciences and physical sciences in their senior years. It provides boys with the opportunities to explore science in a hands-on manner at their own pace, while obtaining the scientific skills required to proceed to senior-level Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.
By establishing a firm foundation in these scientific discipline learners are optimally equipped to progress to further sciences with a firm understanding of the basic concepts needed to succeed in those disciplines.
A Word from the Head of Natural Sciences
Mr Gareth Searle
Natural Sciences is a subject that essentially prepares students to succeed in Physical Sciences and/or Life Sciences. This means that the subject content is designed always to be interesting! In Grade 8 the content covers topics including environmental issues, introductions to chemistry, electricity, visible light and the structures in the solar system and beyond. In Grade 9 the content covers topics including the human body systems, chemical reactions, forces, the Earth as a system and the birth, life and death of stars.
Naturally, these topics encourage learners to ask questions and think critically, both qualities essential to the scientific mind.