The aims provide the educational purposes of following a course in this subject. Some of these aims are reflected in the assessment objectives; others are not because they cannot readily be translated into objectives that can be assessed. (The aims are not listed in any order of priority).
The aims are to:
1. provide, through well designed studies of experimental and practical biological science, a worthwhile educational experience for all students, whether or not they go on to study science beyond this level and, in particular, to enable them to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge to
1.1 become confident citizens in a technological world, able to take or develop an informed interest in matters of scientific import
1.2 recognise the usefulness, and limitations, of scientific method and to appreciate its applicability in other disciplines and in everyday life
1.3 be suitably prepared and stimulated for studies beyond Cambridge O Level in pure sciences, in applied sciences or in science-dependent vocational courses.
2. develop abilities and skills that
2.1 are relevant to the study and practice of science
2.2 are useful in everyday life
2.3 encourage efficient and safe practice
2.4 encourage effective communication.
3. develop attitudes relevant to science such as
3.1 concern for accuracy and precision
4. stimulate interest in and care for the local and global environment.
5. promote an awareness that
5.1 the study and practice of science are co-operative and cumulative activities that are subject to social,economic, technological, ethical and cultural influences and limitations
5.2 the applications of science may be both beneficial and detrimental to the individual, the community and the environment
5.3 science transcends national boundaries and that the language of science, correctly and rigorously applied, is universal.
The course is six months long with classes in Mondays and Thursdays. The fee for this course is Rs30000 paid monthly.