Teacher in Charge: Miss H. McCreightRecommended Prior Learning
Compulsory: 14 credits in Level 1 Science with at least 8 being from external credits, preferably including Achievement Standard 90944 (Acids and Bases)
This course covers how and why atoms join together to form new chemical substances and the properties these substances have. A broad range of topics are covered including chemical quantities, energy changes, carbon compounds and structure & bonding. Students investigate redox, precipitation, acid-base and organic reactions through practical work.
A knowledge of Chemistry is essential to understand the physical world around us. Life itself is a complex mixture of interacting chemical substances and everything that helps or harms us is a made of atoms or molecules. This course creates an awareness of the important role Chemistry plays in our technological society and provides a good foundation for further study in any area of Science.
Chemical Reactivity is an optional external standard that may be done with the HOD's consent.
A Scipad workbook is used for classwork and homework ($30)