Subject: Physical Science

Subject Description:

Physical Science covers everything in our world. All physical and biological processes are rooted in Science. Science explains the world we live in and why our bodies and all other processes work. It teaches vital skills that enable us to find answers to how the world works.

Value of Physical Science as subject:

Physical Science improves logical thinking and observational skills and increases general knowledge of natural phenomena. It keeps you asking, “WHY?

Physical Science as a school subject improves the interaction between people due to the practical work, and it assists in understanding other subjects’ content better, including Mathematics, Accounting, and Life Sciences. Applying the Scientific method helps with the analyses of everyday situations in the sense that hypotheses are formulated, observations are made, and interpretations and conclusions are drawn.

Physical Science is a requirement for the following university courses: • Health Sciences and Medicine, Surgery, Nursing, Biotechnology, Optometry, Dentistry, Chiropractics, Dietetics, Radiography, and Physiotherapy • Veterinary Sciences • Clinical Technology, Pilot and Navigational Training • Engineering • ICT and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology • Sport Management and Technology • Geology • Anthropology • Biochemistry • Astronomy • Hydrology

Skills/Content Carried over from Grade 10-12:

All topics learnt from Grade 10 are covered in the Grade 12 examination. Students must make sure that they stay up to date with the content and that they have a process in place to retain the information.

Grade 10 Curriculum

Grade 11 Curriculum

Grade 12 Curriculum

Matter and Materials

Mechanics

Mechanics

Chemical Change

Matter and Materials

Electricity and Magnetism

Magnetism

Chemical Change

Matter and Materials

Electricity

Chemical Systems

Chemical Change

Mechanics

Electricity and Magnetism

Chemical Systems

Grade 9 Requirements:

At least 60% for Physical Science and Mathematics at the end of Grade 9 • Diligence – students need to work and revise constantly • Self-discipline • Well-organised • Intrinsic motivation • Numerical skills

Stationary Requirements:

  • Grade 10

  • Grade 11

  • Grade 12

Stationery required

  • File
  • Examination pad
  • Scientific calculator

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