- Critical Thinking
- Decision Making
- Communication Skills
- Planning Investigations
- Conducting Investigations
- Problem Solving
- Environmental Management
- Product Development
What is this subject about?
Chemistry provides a contemporary and coherent understanding of matter and its interactions. It focuses on investigating physical and chemical properties of substances, chemical reactions and processes, and the interaction of energy and matter, and attempts to explain and predict events at the atomic and molecular level.
Chemistry incorporates the study of the following topics; Properties and Structure of Matter, Quantitative Chemistry, Reactive Chemistry, Drivers of Reactions, Equilibrium and Acid Reactions, Acid/Base Reactions, Organic Chemistry and Applying Chemical Ideas. In addition to the above topics, students are required to complete a Depth Study relating to a topic of their choosing in both Years 11 and 12.
The content of this course, and its depth of treatment, indicate that it is intended for students who have demonstrated a mastery of the knowledge and skills within the Stage 5 Science and Stage 5 Mathematics courses. (Grade A or High Grade B).
It is strongly advised that students who are thinking about choosing Chemistry in Stage 6 discuss their thoughts with the Head of Science and Head of Senior School before finalising their subject choice form.
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