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Year 11 and 12 Chemistry

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​Pre-requisites

Minimum Level of Achievement required: 

  • General Science B result
  • English C result
  • General Mathematics B result

Co-requisites

General English

Subject Description

Chemistry is the study of materials and their properties and structure. In Unit 1, students study atomic theory, chemical bonding, and the structure and properties of elements and compounds. In Unit 2, students explore intermolecular forces, gases, aqueous solutions, acidity and rates of reaction. In Unit 3, students study equilibrium processes and redox reactions. In Unit 4, students explore organic chemistry, synthesis and design to examine the characteristic chemical properties and chemical reactions displayed by different classes of organic compounds.

Weekly workload in hours

4+ hours

Structure

Unit 1
Unit 2​ Unit 3​ Unit 4
Chemical fundamentals - structure, properties and reactions
Molecular interactions and reactions
Equilibrium, acids and redox reactions
Structure, synthesis and design
​Properties and structure of atoms.
​Intermolecular forces and gases​Chemical equilibrium systems
Properties and structure of organic materials
Properties and structure of materials
Aqueous solutions and acidity
Oxidation and reduction


Chemical synthesis and design
​Chemical reactions -reactants, products and energy change​Rates of chemical reactions

Assessment

Schools devise assessments in Units 1 and 2 to suit their local context. In Units 3 and 4 students complete four summative assessments. The results from each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100. Students will also receive an overall subject result (A–E).

Summative assessment​​

​Unit 1
Unit 2​
Formative internal assessment 1 (FA1):
Data test
10%​​Formative internal assessment 3 (FA3): Student experiment​20%​
Formative internal assessment 2 (FA2):
Research investigation
20%​
Formative internal assessment (FA3):  50%
Examination ​​​​

​Unit 3​
Unit 4​
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
Data test
10%​​Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): Student experiment​20%​
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
Research investigation​
20%​
Summative external assessment (EA): 50%
Examination ​​




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Last reviewed 10 June 2021
Last updated 10 June 2021