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Level: 12 Stage 2
School code: 12CHG
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 2CHM20
SACE credits: 20


Stage1 Chemistry C+ or better in both continuous assessment and exam in both semesters.

Subject descriptor:

A full year course. It is divided into 5 sections of approximately equal length. The sections are:

  • Elemental & Environmental Chemistry
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Using & Controlling Reactions
  • Organic & Biological Chemistry
  • Materials

A contextual approach to the subject has been adopted. A major emphasis is placed on the further development of practical skills.


The school component accounts for 70% of the final assessment and includes an investigative folio (40%) and skills and applications tasks (30%).

The external component accounts for 30% of the final assessment and consists of a 3-hour statewide examination.

Estimated subject fees:

Chemistry Study Guide - $25.