Qualification aims and objectives
•The sciences should be taught in ways that ensure that students have the knowledge to enable them to develop curiosity about the natural world, insight into working scientifically, and appreciation of the relevance of science to their everyday lives, so that they develop:
● scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding in the areas of biology, chemistry and physics
● understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through scientific enquiry, which helps them to answer scientific questions on the world around them
● learning of how to apply observational, practical and enquiry-based skills to the world around them
● their ability to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis of methods, evidence and conclusions, both qualitative and quantitative.