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Chemistry (A & B)

Level: 11 Stage 1
School code: 11CHA / 11CHB
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 1CME10
SACE credits: 10


C+ in Year 10 Advanced Science.

Subject descriptor:

A full year course (20-credits) which has a 10-credit exit point mid-year for those students who do not wish to continue the subject in Semester Two.

Semester One:

Chemistry is the study of materials and the forces holding them together. The course involves a study of:

  • Matter
  • Chemical Families
  • Acids and Bases
  • Redox and Electrochemistry

Semester Two:

The emphasis and approach of unit 1 Chemistry is continued. The new topics covered are:

  • Chemists measuring and investigating
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical calculations
  • Consumer chemistry

In addition to chemical theory considerable emphasis is placed on developing practical, scientific and problem solving skills.


In this full year (20-credit) course there are:

  • seven topic tests
  • two practical investigations
  • two issues investigations

Each practical test involves the student producing a written report. There are examinations at the end of each semester.

Further information

This course is a pre-requisite for Stage 2 Chemistry.