Science

HORTICULTURE AND GEOGRAPHY CAN ALSO BE SELECTED AS A LEVEL 1 CORE SCIENCE and/or AN OPTION SUBJECT


Science is a systematic process used to discover how the universe works and what it is made of. Science relies on testing ideas with evidence gained from the natural and physical world. Scientific explanations are accepted as reliable only when they have been subjected to rigorous testing. Scientific knowledge builds on previous ideas and innovations and is continually being updated and expanded as new evidence comes to hand. This means that our understanding of the universe has changed over time and will continue to change. Scientists interact with each other and with the wider world and as they try to validate new explanations. Science explanations are inextricably linked to culture, politics, and economics because scientists are part of communities and cultures that view the world in different ways.