The application of scientific principles and the conduct of relevant research are of significant importance in identifying, assessing and realising the potential of the resources of Caribbean territories. A good foundation in the sciences will enhance the ability of our citizens to respond to the challenges of a rapidly changing world using the scientific approach.
Physics is a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions. It is concerned with systems, laws, models, principles and theories that explain the physical behaviour of our world and the universe. Physics is regarded as a fundamental scientific discipline since all advances in technology can be traced either directly or indirectly to the physical laws and theories.
This syllabus aims to:
- acquire technical and scientific vocabulary;
- develop the ability to apply an understanding of the principles and concepts involved in Physics to situations which may or may not be familiar;
- appreciate the contributions of some of the outstanding regional and international scientists to the development of Physics;
- develop critical thinking and problem solving skills;
- plan, design and perform experiments to test theories and hypotheses;
- collect and represent data in an acceptable form;
- report accurately and concisely;
- develop the ability to appraise information critically, identify patterns, cause and effect, stability and change, and evaluate ideas;
- develop the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others when necessary;
- appreciate the significance and limitations of science in relation to social and economic development;
- develop an awareness of the applications of scientific knowledge and a concern about the consequences of such applications, particularly the impact on the environment;
- integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and skills.