BIOLOGY Curriculum Guidelines

OVERVIEW

INTENT

 

It is intended that the

  1. curriculum would be used by teachers throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to provide a measure of standardized instruction;

 

2. students having completed the three-year course of study as outlined, will have common knowledge, skills and attitudes relative to a variety of Science topics from the

biological science disciplines;

 

  1. students completing this course of study should exhibit a level of Scientific literacy that would enable them to function in first-year tertiary level Biology Courses;

 

  1. student-focused instructional activities facilitate students in assuming responsibility for their learning;

 

 

5. the use of these guidelines will provide students with many opportunities and experiences to develop identified skills that are assessed formatively thereby preparing

students for summative assessment of the skills in the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations, thereby increasing their level of success in these examinations.

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PHYSICS Curriculum Guidelines

OVERVIEW

INTENT

It is intended that this curriculum would be used by teachers throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to provide a measure of standardized instruction.

It is intended further that students having completed the three-year course of study as outlined, will have common knowledge, skills and attitudes relative to a variety of Physical Science topics. Students completing this course of study should exhibit a level of scientific literacy that would enable them to function in tertiary level Physics courses as well as entry level in a Physics-related career.

Further, it is intended that student-focused instructional activities facilitate students assuming responsibility for their learning. Finally, the use of these guidelines will provide students with many opportunities and experiences to develop identified skills that are assessed formatively. This would serve as a means of preparing them for summative assessment of skills in the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations thereby increasing their level of success.

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GENERAL SCIENCE Curriculum Guidelines

OVERVIEW

INTENT

 

It is intended that the curriculum would be used by teachers throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to provide a measure of standardized instruction;

 

1. students having completed the three-year course of study as outlined, will have common knowledge, skills and attitudes relative to a variety of Science topics from the

physical and biological science disciplines;

 

2. students completing this course of study should exhibit a level of Scientific literacy that would enable them to function in any of the Science subjects offered at the senior

high school level;

 

3. student-focused instructional activities facilitate students in assuming responsibility for their learning;

 

4. use of these guidelines will provide students with many opportunities and experiences to develop identified skills that are assessed formatively thereby preparing studentsfor summative assessment of the skills in the Bahamas Junior Certificate Examinations thereby increasing their level of success in these examinations.

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HEALTH SCIENCE Curriculum Guidelines

OVERVIEW

INTENT

 

It is intended that this curriculum would be used by teachers throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to provide a measure of standardized instruction.

It is intended further that students having completed the three-year course of study as outlined, will have common knowledge, skills and attitudes relative to a variety of Science topics from the human and social biological science disciplines.

 

Students completing this course of study should exhibit a level of scientific literacy that would enable them to function in science courses at the senior high school level.

 

Further, it is intended that student-focused instructional activities facilitate students assuming Responsibility for their learning. Finally, the use of these guidelines will provide students with many opportunities and experiences to develop identified skills that are assessed formatively, thereby preparing students for summative assessment of the skills in The Bahamas Junior Certificate Examinations and subsequently increasing their level of success.

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The Bahamas’ Ministry of Education (Moe) has responsibility for more than 50,000 K-12 students in approximately 170 educational institutions in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, which are dispersed over 14 districts in the major islands. Our goal is to increase the graduation rate from 50% to 80% by 2030. The MoE aims to create an educational system that is technologically sound and competitive and that develops the strengths of each child, whether academic or otherwise, towards the maximum contribution that he/she is able to make to the national development of The Bahamas.

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