Sciences

Grade 9 (MYP)

All grade 9 courses are 1 credit.
Science 9

The science course encourages students to explore aspects of the natural world and relationships between them. The focus for learning will be on knowledge and understanding, reasoning and attitudes in science. Topics will include aspects of chemistry, biology and physics. The course provides opportunities to develop the skills associated with both conceptual and experimental aspects of science. It also aims to make students aware of the responsibilities of practicing scientists in the discipline. Formative and summative assessments are used throughout the course, composed of class activities including lab work and homework. Topic tests are given regularly to reinforce study and exam skills.

Grade 10 (MYP)

All grade 10 courses are 1 credit.
Science 10

The science course encourages students to explore aspects of the natural world and relationships between them, building on the work completed in grade 9. The focus for learning will be on knowledge and understanding, reasoning and attitudes in science. Topics will include aspects of chemistry, biology and physics. The course provides opportunities to develop the skills associated with both conceptual and experimental aspects of science. It also aims to make students aware of the responsibilities of practicing scientists in the discipline. Formative and summative assessments are used throughout the course, composed of class activities including lab work and homework. Topic tests are given regularly to reinforce study and exam skills. Students who complete this course will be well prepared for any of the IBDP science courses.

Grades 11 & 12 (DP)

All DP science courses are two-year courses earning 2 credits.


Environmental Systems and Societies (SL only)

The major topics covered in the Environmental Systems and Societies course include the structure and function of ecosystems, population dynamics, biodiversity and human use of resources. Pollution, including global warming, is an emphasis. Students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge of the concepts and the skills required for experimental work in the subject. During the course, students are expected to design and carry out a wide range of experiments, data analysis exercises and case studies. The internal assessment component consists of experimental work completed during the course. Formative and summative tasks will involve the design, analysis and evaluation of experimental work. Students are also assessed using a range of subject-related tasks and IBDP examination material throughout the course.

Note: This course may count as either a group 3 (Individuals and Societies) or group 4 (Experimental Sciences) subject.


Biology (HL and SL)

The major topics covered in the Biology course include aspects of cell biology, biochemistry, ecology, human health, and physiology. Students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge of the concepts and the skills required for experimental work in the subject. During the course, students are expected to design and carry out a wide range of experiments, data analysis exercises, and extended writing tasks. The internal assessment component consists of experimental work completed during the course. Formative and summative tasks will involve the design, analysis, and evaluation of experimental work. Students are also assessed using a range of subject-related tasks and IBDP examination material throughout the course.


Chemistry (HL and SL)

The major topics covered in the Chemistry course include thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry and organic chemistry, with option topics of food chemistry, medicines and drugs, and human biochemistry. Students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge of the concepts and the skills required for experimental work in the subject. During the course, students are expected to design and carry out a wide range of experiments, data analysis exercises and extended writing tasks. The internal assessment component consists of experimental work completed during the course. Formative and summative tasks will involve the design, analysis and evaluation of experimental work. Students are also assessed using a range of subject related tasks and IBDP examination material throughout the course.


Physics (HL and SL)

The major topics covered in the Physics course include measurement, mechanics, thermal physics, waves, electricity, astrophysics, climate change, and atomic and nuclear physics. Students will be encouraged to develop their knowledge of the concepts and the skills required for experimental work in the subject. During the course, students are expected to design and carry out a wide range of experiments, data analysis exercises and extended writing tasks. The internal assessment component consists of experimental work completed during the course. Formative and summative tasks will involve the design, analysis and evaluation of experimental work. Students are also assessed using a range of subject related tasks and IBDP examination material throughout the course

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