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Course Description:

The Chemistry Stage 6 Syllabus explores the structure, composition and reactions of and between all elements, compounds and mixtures that exist in the Universe. The discovery and synthesis of new compounds, the monitoring of elements and compounds in the environment, and an understanding of industrial processes and their applications to life processes are central to human progress and our ability to develop future industries and sustainability.

The course further develops an understanding of chemistry through the application of Working Scientifically skills. It focuses on the exploration of models, understanding of theories and laws, and examination of the interconnectedness between seemingly dissimilar phenomena.

Chemistry involves using differing scales, specialised representations, explanations, predictions and creativity, especially in the development and pursuit of new materials. It requires students to use their imagination to visualise the dynamic, minuscule world of atoms in order to gain a better understanding of how chemicals interact.

The course provides the foundation knowledge and skills required to study chemistry after completing school, and supports participation in a range of careers in chemistry and related interdisciplinary industries. It is an essential discipline that currently addresses and will continue to address our energy needs and uses, the development of new materials, and sustainability issues as they arise.

What will I be doing in this course?

Year 11:

Module 1 – Properties of Structure and Matter

Module 2 – Introduction to Quantitative Chemistry

Module 3 – Reactive Chemistry

Module 4 – Drivers of Reactions

Ongoing – Depth Study

Year 12:

Module 5 – Equilibrium and Acid Reactions

Module 6 – Acid/base Reactions

Module 7 – Organic Chemistry

Module 8 – Applying Chemical Ideas

Ongoing – Depth Study

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