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Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A

Chemistry is the branch of Science concerned with the composition of substances, the nature of matter and materials, and the interaction between substances. The emphasis of this course is on the impact of chemistry on our everyday lives. Students will investigate the physical and chemical properties of a wide range of substances, their reactions and processes. Chemistry attempts to provide chemical explanations and to predict events at the atomic and molecular level.

To be successful in this course a student needs to:

  • have an interest in scientific procedures,
  • be able to think logically,
  • be willing to sit down and take time to find the solution to a problem, and
  • achieve a Year 10 ROSA grade of B or higher.

Further information is available on the Chemistry syllabus website.

Year 11

Course modules:

  • properties and structure of matter
  • introduction to quantitative chemistry
  • reactive chemistry
  • drivers of reactions.

Year 12

Course modules:

  • equilibrium and acid reactions
  • acid/base reactions
  • organic chemistry
  • applying chemical ideas.