Should science replace physics chemistry biology in 10TH STANDARD board exams
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Firstly, GCSEs have to be done by everyone (within reason) and Science is a core and basic subject that the UK government wants to be done by everyone. In an ever globalised world, every government is keen on improving education and ensuring the nation is competitive. It is in the government's best interests that students study with both breadth and depth, and the 10th standard serves the breadth requirement while the following years provide more depth. To be effective, depth must have less breadth, so that students can specialise. So, while gaining knowledge is useful and important, the education system should allow many to gain lots of knowledge in science and even more to have enough knowledge to specialise, get jobs, and help the economy. Not everyone in the world can do a degree in physics, but everyone should be able to gain a basic, 10th standard qualification in the sciences. So if combining sciences together allows more students to study it and ensures that less students are totally left in the dark regarding basic science, then full steam ahead.
Yet in reality, it is easy to find areas where biology, chemistry and physics overlap and complement each other. A good knowledge of chemistry is extremely useful for biochemistry, where knowledge of different types of bonding can explain the way biochemistry works. Physics and chemistry complement each other regarding atoms and sub-atomic particles. All three can help regarding environmental issues of pollution and global warming. Someone who wants to go into the medical field would find a solid foundation of chemistry or physics extremely useful, and some medical degrees even require all three sciences studied at a high level. So studying the sciences together enhances knowledge where the sciences complement each other, and can be extremely useful when linking topics to discuss something that transcends the divisions of biology, chemistry and physics.
Science is a very general term that covers a very broad area. In the real world, no one person is highly knowledgeable in all areas of science, but only in certain small areas. It is helpful to divide up the large term "science" into three areas: biology, chemistry and physics. This, however, is unhelpful in the professional world because, again, there is no one person who is highly knowledgeable in all areas of biology, chemistry or physics. So the divisions are not useful for proper professional science. So what is its role? To help "classify" even smaller groupings as it were. For example, a layman who reads that spectroscopy is mainly physics and has useful applications in chemistry will understand what spectroscopy consists of better than if he only read that it is a branch of science.
However, when it comes to education, the three branches of science should interact and create a complete picture together. How else do you better educate your future scientists by showing them how to apply knowledge from one area of science to explain something in another? A sound knowledge of all three sciences and where they complement each other would help for something like spectroscopy. So while biology, chemistry and physics are useful in study, all three sciences should still be taught in harmony to better students" scientific skills.
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Vote Placed by Martley 1 year ago
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