The teaching and development of appropriate skills, knowledge and attitudes and an understanding of the principles and processes of the Life Sciences:
• Enable learners to make sense of their natural world;
• Enable learners to be active participants in the learning process in order to build a meaningful understanding pf concepts;
• Contribute to the development of responsible, sensitive and scientifically literate citizens who can critically debate scientific issues and
cparticipate in an informed way in processes that affect their lives;
• Are essential for conserving, managing, developing and utilizing natural resources to ensure the survival of local and global environment;band
• Contribute to the creating and shaping of work opportunities.
The following Learning Outcomes are assessed throughout the Life Sciences (Grades 8 – 12):
LEARNING OUTCOME: 1
The learner is able to confidently explore and investigate phenomena relevant to Life Sciences by using inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and other skills.
LEARNING OUTCOME: 2
The learner is able to access, interpret, construct and use Life Science concepts to explain phenomena relevant to Life Sciences.
LEARNING OUTCOME: 3
The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of science, the influences of ethics and biases in the Life Sciences and the interrelationship of science, technology, indigenous knowledge, the environment and society.
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Careers in the Life Sciences:
- Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
- Agricultural Science
- Biomedical Research
- Molecular Biology
- Vertebrate Morphology
- Plant Pathology & Plant Taxonomists
- Veterinary Science
- Invertebrate Zoology
For more information visit www.the-aps.org/education/k-12misc/careers
The following websites may be of use to learners who are busy with revision for the end of the year examinations: