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.
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.
Chemistry is the study of materials and the forces holding them together. The course involves a study of:
- Chemical Families
- Acids and Bases
- Redox and Electrochemistry
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.
This course is a pre-requisite for Stage 2 Chemistry.