Chemistry is about understanding the properties of different substances and how these substances can change. Chemistry allows us to predict how substances may alter when the surrounding conditions change, or how they may react to form new substances, and to explain why this happens.
Chemistry goes on continuously, all around us; in plants that make food using the air and in animals that digest this food, in the burning of fuel and rusting of cars, in the formation of snow and ice, in the industries that supply us with all our household products, and in the many biological processes that maintain the living world.
Students will relate properties of matter to structure and bonding; develop an understanding of and use the fundamental concepts of Chemistry including equilibrium and thermochemical principles to interpret observations.
They will investigate the chemical and physical properties of a range of groups of substances, including acids and bases, oxidants and reductants, and selected organic and inorganic compounds.
- Leads to: Health sciences, nursing, veterinary science, biochemistry, marine science, geology, food science, engineering and pharmacy
- Cost and Materials: $30 SciPAD workbooks
- Entry Requirements: Achievement in two Level 2 Chemistry external standards or at the discretion of the HOD
- Teacher in Charge: HOD Science
- UE Approved