(May not be taken with 500 General science)
Notes: this syllabus is designed to meet the needs of those carrying on to “A” level Physics and those leaving school after senior 4 or (UCE). The Syllabus emphasis the understanding of fundamental principles and an experimental approach based on individual experimental approach based on individual experimental work.
Some experiments, however, might be best done by demonstration. But even in such instances, students should be involved in the design, performance, recording, etc. Some of the examination questions will demand knowledge and understanding of practical situations. Candidates will be at a disadvantage if a practical approach has not been used. SI Units should be used through out the teaching of this syllabus. Where other units must be used, the related SI Units must also be taught.
1. The general aims of teaching Physics are:
2. The teacher is expected to present the course in a sequence that emphasis the experimental, the experimental-investigative and the fundamentally coherent aspects of the subject to reflect the following objectives: