## William pitcher college Department Of Sciences

The Sciences department is made up of the following subjects:

1. Science

2. Mathematics

3. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

These subjects are also divided into components as follows:

1. Science:

- Biology
- Chemistry
- Physics
- Science Education

2. Mathematics:

- Mathematics
- Mathematics Education

3. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Offers computer literacy content to all students at the college.

Content offered in the different subjects

Biology

Course Content

Year 1 (STD)

1. Cell Body

2. Classification of Organisms

3. Anatomy and Physiology of Plants and Animals

4. Genetics

Year 2 (STD)

1. Plant Anatomy and Physiology

2. Animal Anatomy and Physiology

3. Introduction to Ecology

4. Animal and Plant Pathology

Year 1 (PTD)

1. Human Reproduction

2. Variation of Organisms

3. Ecology

4. Reproduction in Plants

5. Form and Function

Year 2 (PTD)

1. Nutrition and Diet

2. Digestion and Absorption of Food

3. Breathing and Respiration

Year 3 (PTD)

1. Blood and the Circulatory System

2. The Nervous System and Co-ordination

3. Genetics

4. Man and the Environment

Chemistry

Course Content

Year 1 (STD)

1. Energy and Particles

2. Simple preparation of Gases

Year 2 (STD)

1. Acids, Alkalis and Avogadro’s Law

2. Natural Resources

3. Heat

Year 3 (STD)

1. Inorganic Chemistry

2. Organic Chemistry

3. Physical Chemistry

Year 1 (PTD)

1. Atoms, Molecules and Structure

2. Kinetic Molecular Theory

3. Separation and Purification of Substances

Year 2 (PTD)

1. Acids and Bases

2. Salts

Year 3 (PTD)

1. Organic Chemistry

2. Oxidation and Reduction

3. Stoichiometry and Acid – Base Reactions/Titrations

4. The Periodic Table

Physics

Course Content

Year 1 (STD)

1. Measurements

2. Mechanics

3. Magnetism

4. Electric Currents

Year 2 (STD)

1. Geometrical Optics

2. Waves and Sound

3. Fluids

4. Heat

5. Mechanics

6. Electromagnetic Infusion

Year 3 (STD)

1. Mechanics

2. Thermodynamics

3. Waves and Vibrations

4. Electricity

Year 1 (PTD)

1. Measurements

2. Force

3. Work, Energy and Power

4. Static Electricity

5. Electricity

6. Optics

Year 2 (PTD)

1. Heat Energy

2. Air and Air Pressure

3. Forces

4. Magnetism

Year 3 (PTD)

1. Fluid Mechanics

2. Motion

3. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies

Science Education

Year 1 (STD)

1. Science in the School Curriculum

2. Aims, Objectives and Processing for teaching and learning Science

3. Teaching methods and techniques

Year 2 (STD)

1. Practical work in Science

2. Plans for Teaching/Learning: Theory, Practice and writing of test items

Year 3 (STD)

1. Evaluating teaching practice experiences

2. Science and Society

3. Motivation

4. Education measurement

5. Resource materials

Year 1 (PTD)

1. What is Science?

2. Different Approaches to Science Teaching

3. Planning Science Lessons

Year 2 (PTD)

1. Laboratory Safety Rules

2. Constructing Test Items

3. Measurement and Evaluation

Mathematics

Course Content

Year 1

1. Algebraic Fractions and Simultaneous Equations

2. Quadratic Equations and their graphs

3. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

4. Number Patterns: Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions

5. Permutation and Combination

6. Binomial Theorem

7. Mappings, Functions and their Graphical Representation

8. Trigonometric Functions

9. Geometric Constructions

10. Coordinate Geometry

11. Transformation Geometry

12. Linear Algebra and Vectors

13. Simple Probability

14. Statistics (Elementary)

Year 2

1. The Structure of the Real Number System

2. Algebra of Polynomial Function

3. The Circle

4. Parabola, Ellipse and Hyperbola

5. Further Trigonometry

6. Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra

7. Elementary Ideas of Rate of Change

8. Algebra-Binomial Theorem

Year 3

1. Methods of Proof

2. Complex Numbers

3. Differentiation

4. Integration

Mathematics Education

Course Content

1. The Piagetian model of the Cognitive Development

2. The Psychological basics for Mathematics teaching and learning

3. The Aims and Objectives of Mathematics teaching at Secondary with reference to Swaziland

4. The history of Mathematics with reference to the development of the School Mathematics in Swaziland

5. Classroom Strategies relating to Mathematics teaching at the Secondary level

6. Planning a lesson and the Scheme of Work

7. Teaching Aids

8. Teaching Methodology for selected topics at the Secondary level

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Course Content

Year 1 (STD & PTD)

1. Basics of Computing

2. Word Processing

3. Spreadsheets

4. Databases

5. Presentation

6. Information Network Services