Lower Secondary Science

Scientific knowledge is ever increasing and evolving, so do the requirements of students. More-so, question setters will be increasing the scope and depth of their questions, challenging the limits of their knowledge.

 

At Geno House, the Science curriculums are created by a strong curriculum planning team led by Dr Michelle Chang, a former research scientist by profession and an existing lecturer, The regular syllabuses are supplemented with interesting and recent snippets and sound-bites, to make Science not just another academic subject, but a learning journey infused with an ever-expanding sense of wonders! Not only will the students glean useful knowledge, our practice materials are rigorously designed to systematically guide our students to apply knowledge and produce effective solutions for complex problems.

Our curriculum and syllabuses are suitable for Express and Normal Academic stream. 

Objectives of our Lower Secondary Science Programme

Students who find the following challenges will be benefitting directly from our programme. 

  • Unable to summarise evidences and formulate own explanation 

  • Unable to form links across resources and produce possible connections 

  • Unable to justify explanations from reasonable and logical argument 

  • Unable to communicate explanations for scoring 

Skills and Processes Acquired during the Programme 

  • Acquire ability of posing questions, formulating hypothesis and generating possibility

  • Understand the functions or uses of apparatus and equipement 

  • Acquire reasoning skills by comparing, classifying, inferring, analysing, evaluating and verifying 

  • Acquire ability to handle creative problem solving, planning investigation and making decision 

  • Acquire ability to communicate findings presented in various forms: verbal, tabular, graphical and pictorial

Syllabus Content

  • The Scientific Endeavour

  • Exploring Diversity of Matter by their Physical Properties 

  • Exploring Diversity of Matter by its Chemical Composition 

  • Exploring Diversity of Matter using Separation Techniques 

  • Understanding Diversity of Living Things 

  • Model of Cells - Basic Units of Life 

  • Model of Matter - The Particulate Nature of Matter

  • Model of Matter - Atoms and Molecules 

  • Ray Model of Light 

  • Transport System in Living Things 

  • Human Digestive System 

  • Human Sexual Reproduction System 

  • Electrical System 

  • Interactions through the application of Forces 

  • Energy and Work Done 

  • Transfer of Sound Energy through Vibrations 

  • Effects of Heat and its Transmission 

  • Chemical Changes 

  • Interactions within Ecosystems 

Lesson Framework

1.    Lectures 

  • Students will acquire knowledge with the use of our carefully curated lecture notes

2.    Tutorials 

  • Geno House creates questions to assist students to master essential solving skills and the appropriate ways of presenting answers (e.g. using the correct keywords)

  • Students will be equipped with exam tactics to minimise carelessness. Tutors will apply K.E.E.P to monitor and review their progress and understanding.

  • Students will be supplemented with past years school papers or additional resources, with aim to enhance the application of Geno House solving skills and to increase the exposure to a great variety of questions.