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List of Specialized Subjects in STEM Strand

Senior High School (SHS) students who are inclined toward, or have the aptitude for, Math, Science and Engineering studies can enroll in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strand. This strand covers the following subjects:

List of Specialized Subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strand

SubjectDescription
Pre-CalculusThis subject aims to equip the students with competencies in solving real-life problems using analytic geometry, series and mathematical induction, and trigonometry.
Basic CalculusThis subject aims to equip the students with the following competencies: how to compute limit of a function; differentiate and integrate algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions in one variable; and to solve real-life problems involving continuity, extreme values, related rates, population models, and areas of plane regions.
General Biology 1This subject is designed to enhance the understanding of the principles and concepts in the study of Biology, particularly of life processes at the cellular and molecular levels. It also covers transformation of energy in organisms.
General Biology 2This subject is designed to enhance the understanding of the principles and concepts in the study of Biology, particularly of heredity and variation, and the diversity of living organisms, their structure, function, and evolution.
General Physics 1This subject covers the study of mechanics of particles, rigid bodies, and fluids; waves; and heat and thermodynamics using the methods and concepts of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphical analysis, and basic calculus.
General Physics 2This subject covers the study of electricity and magnetism; optics; the basics of special relativity, atomic, and nuclear phenomena using the methods and concepts of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphical analysis, and basic calculus.
General Chemistry 1 and 2This subject covers the study of composition, structure, and properties of matter; quantitative principles, kinetics, and energetics of transformations of matter; and fundamental concepts of Organic Chemistry.
Work Immersion/ Research/ Career Advocacy/ Culminating ActivityIn this subject, the students will identify a scientific or technological problem, design and apply an appropriate methodology, formulate hypothesis, and draw conclusions based on their investigation. Toward the end of the semester, students will prepare a scientific report/paper to be presented/defended in a forum.

The STEM strand has a unique configuration in relation to two (2) subjects in the Core Curriculum: Physical Science and Earth and Life Science subjects. Physical Science consists of basic topics in Physics and Chemistry, while the Earth and Life Science subject includes basic topics in Biology, which are already covered by the STEM subjects. Therefore, to avoid repetition of content, students in the STEM Strand will instead take the following core curriculum subjects: Earth Science and Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction.

Special Core Curriculum Subjects in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Strand

SubjectDescription
Earth ScienceThis learning area is designed to provide a general background for the understanding of the Earth on a planetary scale. It presents the history of the Earth through geologic time. It discusses the Earth’s structure and composition, the processes that occur beneath and on the Earth’s surface, as well as issues, concerns, and problems pertaining to Earth’s resources.
Disaster Readiness and Risk ReductionThis subject focuses on the application of scientific knowledge in solving practical problems in the physical environment. It is designed to bridge the gap between theoretical science and daily life experience in the context of man-made and natural disasters.

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