ADVANCED LEVEL AIMS
A course of study based on this Syllabus should : 1. provide a balanced course for further study and give an appreciation of the nature and the importance of physics in daily life; 2. help candidates to develop interest, motivation and a sense of achievement in their study of physics; 3. develop an appreciation of the developments in physics and an awareness of the relationship of physics to everyday life, and of the role of the applications of physics in the fields of engineering and technology; 4. establish a conceptual framework for physics and provide an understanding of its methodology; 5. encourage a balance between an experimental and a theoretical approach to physics; 6. develop skills relevant to the application of physics, such as experimental design, experimental technique, problem solving, mathematical analysis, critical appraisal and communication; and 7. to help candidates to acquire a sense of moral and social values and readiness to becoming responsible citizens in a changing world.
Candidates should acquire the ability to : 1. recall and show understanding of factual knowledge, terminology, definitions, conventions, experimental methods, laws and models; 2. demonstrate experimental techniques : planning and execution of experiments, analysis and presentation of results and simple treatment of errors; 3. demonstrate the application of physics knowledge in problem solving and experimental investigation, including qualitative and numerical, theoretical and practical techniques; 4. communicate by compilation of clear, concise accounts of experimental work and theoretical treatments, including interpretation and transposition of data, and use of models to explain phenomena; and 5. demonstrate evaluation and judgement by the analysis and assessment of situations or data, and decision making on the basis of such judgements.
1. The examination consists of two written... [continues]
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