Biology of Plants and Animals: Cell structure (molecular and organelle) and function. Cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis. Anatomical and histological organization of organ systems of plants and animals cells. Function of organsystems.
Life and environment: energy and life, photosynthesis and respiration. Basic concepts in ecology. Biodiversity. Human activities and the ecosystem.
Conservation. Human Biology: Human blood groups, Genetic diseases. Reproduction. Sexually transmitted diseases. Chemicals and human health.
Current trends in human Biology: Recombinant DNA technology, GM foods, cancer, DNA forensics, Biological agents as weapons.
Interactive learning exercises in biology.
Introduction to Computer and operating Systems,
Micro Computer Applications: Use of Software Packages- Spread Sheet applications, DBMS applications, Utility programs and Word processing.
Data Protection Techniques: Data security techniques, Computer Viruses and prevention.
Data Communication: Email, Internet and Networking of Computers.
Introduction to a Programming Language: Procedures, Functions, File handling, Application of a DB management.
(This course includes both theory and practicals)
- Teacher: Saluka Kodituwakku
This compulsory course will be conducted over two semesters of the same academic year
Interactive teaching – 90 hrs per acedemic year
Four skills in language learning will be covered
Grammar and writing – part of speech, active and passive voice structures, conditionals, conjunctions, prepositions, relative clauses, tenses, sentence structures, writing simple descriptions, process writing, recording a practical, how to organize a paragraph with main idea and supporting details using cohesive devices, sequence markers, structure vocabulary related to comparison, classification, cause and effect, spatial relations, chronological order
Reading – surveying a text book, skimming and scanning, identifying main ideas and supporting details, guessing contextual meanings of words using definition signals and reference markers, punctuations, prefixes, reading comprehension (general and subject related), reading and note taking
Listening – listen to a text or a recorded lecture and take down specific information in the form of diagrams, tables, graphs, filling in blanks, listening and note taking, answer questions based on dialogues and short conversations
Speaking – give a speech using guidelines given in a cue card, develop a story based on
a picture, role play, debates, describe an incident, create stories
Sets and inequalities, Linear equations, Quadratic equations, Functions and graphs, Trigonometric Functions,
Limits, Derivatives, Curve sketching, Maximum-minimum problems, Exponential and logarithmic functions
Techniques of integration, Areas and volumes, partial derivatives,
Introduction to vectors, Matrices and determinants.
Derivatives: Derivatives of standard functions , Algebra of derivatives, Chain rule, Derivatives of functions in parametric forms, Anti-derivatives and Techniques of integration.
First order Difference Equations and Discrete models.
Scientific Method; Milestones in Science; Science in Development; Science and the
Law; Science and Ethics