THOMAS MORE COLLEGE

 Contact Details 15 Sykes Road Kloof 3640
Contact Details info@thomasmore.co.za
 Contact Details  031 764 8640

Thomas More College is an independent, Christian based, co-educational day school with dedicated and professional staff running classes from Grade 000-12.
Focus is given to developing the whole child and equipping him or her with relevant life skills.

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Life Science

Life Sciences is an exciting and dynamic subject that touches every aspect of our lives, from our health and behaviour patterns, to the challenging issues that confront us.

In Grades 10 to 12 Life Sciences builds upon the concepts and processes taught in Biology in Grades 8 and 9. The subject in the FET phase has a number of overlapping topics which are divided into four main strands.
  1. Life at the molecular, cellular and tissue level explores themes such as biochemistry, genetics and the study of microorganisms.
  2. Life processes in plants and an animal discovers the processes needed to stay alive and the structure of the various systems in living organisms.
  3. Environmental studies teach about the interaction of living organisms with each other and their surroundings. This field of study is commonly referred to as Ecology.
  4. Diversity, change and continuity look at how to classify living organisms and include the study of how living organisms have evolved from earlier forms.

Pupils need to be able to express themselves confidently in the written form in tests and examinations. Essay writing and research assignments are important component of the assessment syllabus. Practical work including doing and designing experiments, microscope work, biological drawings and field work forms a large component of the subject.

Life Sciences combines well with other subjects and it prepares pupils for modern life. The scientific way of thinking and handling problems is used effectively and is closely linked to Physical Science, Geography and Mathematics to a lesser degree. Pupils are required to problem solve, think critically and apply their knowledge.

Many careers need an understanding of Life Sciences. All careers linked to medicine, agriculture, bio-engineering, psychology, marine biology, education and forestry need Life Sciences directly. Many other careers such as engineering, law and science need an understanding of the subject.

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