Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. ChandRecommended Prior Learning
It is highly recommended that in order to take year 12 Chemistry, you need to have done the Acids and Bases External achievement standard.
The study of Chemistry seeks to explain the fundamental principles of Chemistry with a
focus on properties of matter and how it reacts. In this course, you will learn about atomic
structure and bonding, organic chemistry and chemical reactivity. Practical work is an
essential part of this course and it will develop your problem-solving skills. All the internal
standards are practical assessments and in these, you will learn how to apply chemical
principles, develop essential practical skills and proper laboratory technique.
Endorsement in Chemistry requires students to obtain a minimum of 14 Credits at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards at either Merit or Excellence level.
91167 Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction- 3 credits
91164 Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties –5 credits
Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis – 3 Credits
91165 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds- 4 credits
Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis - 4 credits
91166 Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity- 4 Credits
91166 Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity- 4 credits
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Level 2 Chemistry Externals sciPAD and the Level 2 Chemistry Internals sciPAD approximately $25.00.
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