Basic Science formerly known as Integrated Science is a subject taught in Junior secondary schools only. For the sake of this post, we shall be focusing on the curriculum or better put, the scheme of work for Basic Science as subject offered in Junior secondary schools with regards to the government approved scheme of work for the subject from first term to third term.
What is Basic Science? This is a subject taught in Junior Secondary school level that cuts across other science related subjects which deals with the theoretical and practical study of living organisms. It cuts across subjects like Physical and health education, Biology, agricultural science, home economics and a bit of social studies.
This post will intimate teachers of the government approved scheme of work for Basic Science (in Junior secondary school 1, that is, JSS 1 first term, second term and third term. It provides in clear terms, what is expected by WAEC as a body in preparing pupils for Basic Science in their Junior West African Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WAJSSCE).
Ideally, the scheme of work for Basic Science for JSS 1 first term, is a continuation from the scheme of work for Basic Science in Primary school, the scheme of work otherwise known as Curriculum has been systematically arranged for ease of progression and proper understanding for students in JSS 1. There has to be a flow, that is, a continuation from the previous class in order for students to better understand the subject.
Inline with the directive from the ministry of education, it is adamant that all Junior secondary schools in Nigeria operate using the same scheme of work whether it is a private secondary school or public (government owned) junior secondary school. The ministry of education in order to align with the demands of WAEC as a body, makes compulsory the submission of the government approved scheme of work for all subjects offered in Junior and senior secondary school as parts of the requirements for approving the operation or license to run a secondary school in Nigeria.
What a scheme of work is? Simply, a scheme of work is defined as a guideline that defines the contents and structure of academic subjects. The scheme of work for secondary schools in Nigeria, whether Junior or Senior secondary school, maps out in clear terms, how the topics and subtopics for a particular subject, group works and practicals, discussions and assessment strategies, tests, quizzes, homework and even up to midterm breaks for the academic session ought to be structured in order to fit in perfectly, the approved academic activities for the session.
To further emphasize the importance of this document, the scheme of work is the complete guide on all academic activities enforced by the Federal government of Nigeria through the ministry of education on all Junior secondary schools in Nigeria as it relates not just to the subjects but the academic session as a whole. It is used to ensure that the learning purposes, aims and objectives of the subject meant for that class are successfully achieved.
For example, the scheme of work for Basic Science JSS 1 (Junior Secondary School one) is the same for both private and public Junior secondary schools in Nigeria, that is, the scheme of work for a private school is the same with that of public or government owned secondary schools, principals and teachers in secondary schools in Nigeria are to adhere to the approved scheme of work as mandated by the ministry of education as a move against this could spell sanctions from the government.
From our observations, the search for the government approved curriculum or scheme of work for Basic Science in Junior secondary has been on the rise, reason being that it is one of the most important subjects offered in Junior secondary schools in Nigeria. It is may not form as an admission requirements for admission into any higher institution in Nigeria but it has the basic topics and sub topics that can form the foundation for students who will eventually be science inclined in future.
This blog post is a bit lengthy because it provide in full details, as regards the current curriculum for Basic Science for the complete session that is, 1st term, 2nd term and 3rd term, and this includes the government approved scheme of work for all topics and sub-topics for Basic Science for JSS 1 first term, second term and third term.
For those interested in starting up a school either in Lagos, Abuja, Port-harcourt, Imos, Delta state, Akwa Ibom, Kano or any state in Nigeria, it would be wise to go through the government approved guidelines for establishing a secondary school in Nigeria as this would guide you through the process and give you first hand information on all requirements that must be put in place before your school can be approved or termed Government Approved.
Basic Science scheme of work for JSS 1 first term cover topics and sub topics on: Family Health (cleanliness), Nutrition, Environmental Conservation and Safety (Maintaining Balance), Environmental Conservation and Safety (Sanitation), Disease Vector, Immunization and prevention of STIs (HIV/AIDS). Please see full details below.
Basic Science scheme of work for JSS1 2nd term cover topics and sub topics on the followings; Disease Prevention, Immunization, Prevention of STIs HIV/AIDS, Drug Abuse, The Earth In Space – the Solar System, Matter – Definition and State, Living Things – characteristics. kindly scroll down to see details in full.
Basic Science scheme of work for JSS 1 third term cover topics on Gravitation and Weightlessness, Space Travel, Satellites, Energy: Renewable and Non-Renewable energy. The full curriculum for Basic Science JSS 1 third term has been provided in a listed format below.
Please note that the full scheme of work for Basic Science In JSS 1 (1st term to 3rd term) provided here are the currently government approved scheme of work applicable to all Junior secondary schools in Nigeria irrespective of whether it is private or public secondary school, so you can trust the source of the information.
What You Stand To Gain From This Post
- You will have in your possession, Basic Science scheme of work for JSS 1 (first term)
- The approved Basic Science scheme of work for JSS 1 (Second term)
- The government approved Basic Science scheme of work for JSS 1 (Third term)
Basic Science Scheme of Work For JSS 1 (1st Term 2nd Term and 3rd Term)
BASIC SCIENCE SCHEME OF WORK FOR JSS 1 (1ST TERM)
- Family Health (cleanliness)
- Environmental Conservation and Safety (Maintaining
- Environmental Conservation and Safety (Sanitation)
- Disease Vector
- Immunization and prevention of STIs (HIV/AIDS)
- Drug Abuse
- The Earth in Space
BASIC SCIENCE SCHEME OF WORK FOR JSS 1 (2ND TERM)
- Disease Prevention
- Prevention of STIs HIV/AIDS
- Drug Abuse
- The Earth In Space – the Solar System
- Matter – Definition and State
- Living Things – characteristics
- Differences between Plants and Animals
- Activities of living things
- Non-living things
- Gravitation and Weightlessness
BASIC SCIENCE SCHEME OF WORK FOR JSS 1 (3RD TERM)
- Gravitation and Weightlessness
- Space Travel
- Renewable and Non-Renewable energy
This is the government approved Basic Science scheme of work for JSS 1 from first to third term currently in Nigeria, However, you can download the free PDF file for record purposes.
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