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Chemistry

Chemistry is considered as a central science because of its crucial role in responding to the needs of society. We use chemistry to discover new processes, develop new sources of energy, produce new products and materials, provide more food, and ensure better health.

Indeed chemistry makes very positive and useful contributions in our world today.

Why is the subject taught?

Chemistry is embedded in Science taught at primary level, but introduced to learners for the first time as a subject at secondary level. The knowledge of Chemistry is necessary in the understanding of composition, properties and behaviour changes of matter that form the environment. Chemistry is a practical subject where scientific concepts, principles and skills are developed through experimental investigations. It is therefore, learnt best through discovery method.

Chemistry as often referred to as the “central science” because it serves as a necessary foundation for many other scientific disciplines. Regardless of which scientific field you are interested in, every single substance you will discuss or work with is made up of chemicals. Also, many processes important to those fields will be based on an understanding of Chemistry.

Prospects for Graduates in Chemistry

Chemistry has various branches. At Ordinary level, general chemistry is studied, while at Advanced level, Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, and Biochemistry are studied.

Most students who take such courses are majoring in Nursing, other health professions, or the Life Sciences, and consider Biochemistry to be the most relevant part of the course of study. However, the understanding of Biochemistry depends upon a sound background in Organic Chemistry, which in turn depends upon a good foundation in General Chemistry.

If you really appreciate the concepts that chemistry delivers, the career fields below will be of atmost interest to you;

1. Nutrition

2. Microbiology

3. Physiology

4. Botany

5. Health sciences

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Fine Art

Why teach the subject?

Fine Art as a subject in the Senior Secondary Curriculum, is designed to further develop students’ aesthetic and artistic potential, and their values and attitudes, thus empowering them to be better prepared for their own future and for contributing to the development of the country.

This subject uses a practical approach, with emphasis on learning through doing. It allows learners to improve their performance skills, by creating their own work through the appreciation of their immediate environment and nature.

Aims of teaching Fine Art at Advanced level

Fine Art is one of the subjects that foster learning about our cultures, customs and lifestyles. Learners will be aware of our nation’s history and heritage; through artworks learners preserve the rich historical cultures and extend them to another century.

Teaching of Fine Art develops skills of manipulating the materials creatively, teamwork, promotes all-round individual development through creativity, imagination, and developing in the learners critical responses to art.    

Fine Art for all classes is structured in units with differing levels of complexity. The units are:

1. Drawing or Painting from Nature and Still Life

2. The Study of a Living Person and Imaginative Composition in Colour

3. Craft A Graphic Design

4. Crafts B Design

5. Historical and Art Appreciation

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Computer Studies

The subject of Computer Studies introduces the learner to the use of computers and other ICTs in their daily work. Students learn about the history of different innovations in the ICT world and how the current systems evolved over the years.  The syllabus promotes acquisition of computer skills such as programing, networking, information manipulation in addition to knowledge and attitudes needed for development in the 21st Century. The syllabus enables the learner to use computer systems to create, store, share and analyse information.

The subject lays a foundation for acquisition of knowledge and understanding in computer literacy and use of ICTs for enhanced productivity and development. It creates awareness in regard to the developments and emerging issues in the area of computing, and how they can be used productively in different situations.

The syllabus aims at:

  • laying a foundation for a learner to acquire knowledge and skills in the use of information and communication technology for enhanced productivity and development. 
  • promoting creative skills for problem solving.
  • promoting critical and analytical thinking skills for proactive solutions.
  • creating awareness in a learner in regard to the developments and emerging issues concerning computing and society.
  • fostering a learner as a computer literate and capable citizen who can develop, communicate and implement innovative, practical and responsible ICT solutions to problems. 

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Literature In English

Literature in English is one of the subjects that have been at this level for as far as 1959 when high school education was introduced in the education system in Uganda.  The structure of the subject is inherited from the British system where it also happens to be a principal subject in Uganda, Literature in English falls in the category of the Arts subjects.

The subject comprises three genres namely Prose and Poetry, Plays/Drama and the Novel.  All the three genres are compulsory for the students who offer this subject.

Literature is an elective subject at the Ordinary level and students who have offered it at this level are at a better advantage at the advanced level than those who have not.

The subject involves oral and written works of artistic merit or skilful use of language.  The three genres of prose and poetry; Drama and the Novel are interrelated and complement one another.  Liter comprises materials, activities and is a discipline. Prose and Poetry provide the learners with literary skills such as; comprehension, interpretation, analysis and application, which skills are critical in the analysis of Drama, Novels and life skills.

Why Teach the Subject?

We teach literature in line with the broad aims and objectives of secondary education which are to:

  1. Instill and promote national unity and an understanding of social and civic responsibilities; strong love and care for others and respect for public property, as well as an appreciation of international relations and beneficial international co-operation.
  2. Promote an appreciation and understanding of the cultural heritage of Uganda including its languages;
  3. Impart and promote a sense of self-discipline, ethical and spiritual values and personal collective responsibility and initiative;
  4. Enable individuals to acquire and develop knowledge and an understanding of emerging needs of society and the economy;
  5. Enable individuals to develop personal skills of problem-solving information gathering and interpretation, independent reading and writing, self-improvement through learning and development of social, physical and leadership skills such as obtained through games, sports, societies and clubs;
  6. Lay a foundation for further education and careers.

Aims of Teaching Literature in English at Advanced Level

The aims of this two-year syllabus is to enable the learner to;

  1. develop reading for pleasure which promotes a variety of reading skills, an important requirement for the other subjects through the medium of english.
  2. shape the effective, develop the cognitive and apply the psychomotor skills.
  3. get exposed to a variety of oral and written works of literature from africa and the rest of the world;
  4. appreciate literature in English to enhance their linguistic. aesthetic and creative growth;
  5. develop interdependent personal life skills problem-solving, critical thinking, decision-making and researching and managing information systematically;
  6. appreciate differences across the various genres of literature;
  7. effectively comprehend, interpret, analyse, illustrate, evaluate and apply what has been presented in a literary piece of writing; and
  8. prepare the learner for a wider range of opportunities in their career paths.

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General Paper

General Paper is a multi-disciplinary subject which draws its content from all the subjects across the curriculum.  Therefore, the syllabus is vast and has no itemized resource list of its own.  The subject helps the learner to explore and appraise social, cultural, economic, philosophical, scientific and technological issues. 

The syllabus also enables learners to develop the ability to make cross curricular links’ to develop a maturity of thought appropriate to students at this level; and to achieve an understanding and usage of the English language which enables the students to express arguments, ideas and opinions in a reflective and academic manner.

The key objective is that the learners will be able to convey information or opinions in a way that is thoughtful, perceptive and immediately intelligible to the reader.

Aims of Teaching General Paper

The broad aims of teaching General Paper are to enable the learners to;

  1. attain maturity of thought appropriate to their level of mental development.
  2. Further develop their understanding and use of English so as to be able to express arguments, ideas and opinions in a reflective and academic manner.
  3. To read extensively in order to enrich their general knowledge.
  4. Apply skills acquired for extensive learning.
  5. To develop thinking and reasoning skills and maturity of thought.
  6. Be independent and critical readers.

Objectives of Teaching General Paper

The objectives of teaching General Paper are to enable the students to;

  1. Communicate information, ideas and opinions in a clear, concise logical and appropriate manner.
  2. Present views and ideas with reasoned consideration.
  3. Have a broad understanding of the world and current issues like climate change, voter education animal welfare, the economy, international terrorism, infectious diseases, politics, scientific discoveries, religion, history, conflicts between nationals and others.
  4. Capture the reader’s attention by injecting creative thoughts.
  5. Evaluate and discriminate evidence, ideas and opinions in order to formulate a supportive conclusion.
  6. Apply knowledge and understanding through analysis of specific task.  This can be done by drawing inferences, providing explanations, constructing and developing arguments, understanding the implications of a suggested course of action or conclusion.

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