Level 2 Chemistry

12CHEM
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Chand

Recommended 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.


CHEMISTRY

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. 




Course Overview

Term 1
91167 Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction- 3 credits

AND

91164 Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties –5 credits

Term 2
91911 (New)
Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis – 3 Credits

AND

91165 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds- 4 credits

Term 3
91910 (New)
Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis - 4 credits

AND

91166 Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity- 4 Credits

Term 4
91166 Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity- 4 credits

AND

Revision

Learning Areas:

Science



Pathway

Level 3 Chemistry

Career Pathways

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Level 2 Chemistry Externals sciPAD and the Level 2 Chemistry Internals sciPAD approximately $25.00.


Pathway Tags

PATHWAYS / CAREER RELEVANCE: Chemistry is an important prerequisite for technology, engineering, health science, biochemistry, food science, marine science, microbiology, pharmacology and toxicology, neuroscience, clothing and textiles science. Also useful in the following careers; forensic science, water treatment, teaching, medical testing, fertilizer manufacture, pollution monitoring, brewing, plastic manufacture.


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