Each subject within the syllabus is divided into a number of broad syllabus topics. The topics contain one or more lead learning outcomes, related component learning outcomes and indicative knowledge content.
A learning outcome has two main purposes:
(a) to define the skill or ability that a well prepared candidate should be able to exhibit in the examination.
(b) to demonstrate the approach likely to be taken in examination questions.
The learning outcomes are part of a hierarchy of learning objectives. The verbs used at the beginning of each learning outcome relate to a specific learning objective, e.g.
The verb ‘calculate’ indicates a level three learning objective. The following table lists the learning objectives and the verbs that appear in the syllabus learning outcomes and examination questions.