The aim of science education at the junior secondary level is to lay down a firm foundation in students for further developing the necessary scientific and technological knowledge and skills to live and work in the 21st century.


The junior science curriculum adopts a thematic approach to provide broad and balanced learning experiences for students to extend their learning of the science elements in General Studies at primary level. The curriculum is designed for the development of scientific literacy, the associated science process skills, together with the awareness of the impact that science has on our lives and environment for students at junior secondary level.  This helps students to deal with the opportunities and challenges in a wide variety of personal and social contexts in an era of rapid scientific and technological change.


The aims of the junior science curriculum are to enable students to:


  • develop curiosity and interest in science;
  • acquire fundamental scientific knowledge and skills, and appreciate the relationship between science and other disciplines;
  • develop the ability to make scientific investigation and solve problems;
  • use the language of science to communicate science-related ideas;
  • develop a basic understanding of the nature of science;
  • develop the ability to integrate and apply scientific knowledge and skills with other related disciplines;
  • recognize the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological implications of science, and develop an attitude of responsible citizenship and a commitment to promote personal and community health;
  • become lifelong learners in science for personal development.