General Science Course in SHS

Descriptions, elective subjects, and future paths to consider after SHS.

What is General Science course?

Science is defined in several meaningful ways. However, as a course in Senior High School, General Science involves the study of the natural phenomenon through a systematic approach of science: hypothesis, experiments, observation, and arriving at some logical conclusions. 

General Science as a course also involves the study and application of technology (ICT in general).

Depending on each school's capacity, various combinations of the elective subjects are made for students grouped into various classes. For example, in some schools, Geography is part of General Science electives.

Future Study Path:

A student who completes SHS having studied science can further his/her studies in varied areas including:

  • Medicine (or the medical sciences)
  • Natural and Physical sciences (eg. Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, etc.)
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering (eg. Mechanical, Computer, Chemical, etc.)
  • Communication and media studies

There is a host more opportunities for any student who pursues science just as much as with any other non-science student.


Elective subjects

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Elective Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Elective ICT (Computer Science)