Teacher in Charge: Mr C. McGuire.Recommended Prior Learning
Compulsory: 12 credits in Level 1 Science with at least 4 being from external credits
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, used for classwork and homework ($30) is strongly recommended.