Passionate, Proficient and Prepared for the future.
2021 Science Department Team
The O-Level Chemistry syllabus is designed to place less emphasis on factual material and greater emphasis on the understanding and application of scientific concepts and principles. This approach has been adapted in recognition of the need for students to develop skills that will be of long term value in an increasingly technological world rather than focusing on large quantities of factual materials, which may have only short term relevance. The syllabus emphasises on:
i) the finite life of the world’s resources and hence the need for recycling and conservation,
(ii) economic considerations in the chemical industry, such as the availability and cost of raw materials and energy,
(iii) the social, environmental, health and safety issues relating to the chemical industry and
(iv) the importance of chemicals in industry and in everyday life