Natural science (NAT01‑04)
Competence aims and assessment

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Competence aims after vg3 supplementary programme for general university and college admissions certification

  • explain how the development of natural-science hypotheses, models and theories helps us to understand and explain the world
  • assess and make programs that model natural-science phenomena
  • describe the Big Bang theory, and the origin and development of the universe, and explain observations that support this theory
  • explore and describe electromagnetic and ionising radiation and assess information on radiation and the health effects of various types of radiation
  • explore and describe some central wave phenomena
  • explain the main principles of wireless communication and give examples of applications of this technology
  • describe DNA and how characteristics are inherited and explain how heredity is a precondition for evolution
  • explain how climate changes affect evolution, the prevalence of species and biological diversity
  • give examples of the use of biotechnology and discuss ethical questions related to biotechnology
  • explain how some environmental toxins can accumulate in food chains and assess measures to protect health and the environment

Formative assessment

Assessment of coursework