- interest in and appreciation of chemistry and its usefulness in helping to explain phenomena and solve problems encountered in their ever-changing world
- understanding of the theories and models used to describe, explain and make predictions about chemical systems, structures and properties
- understanding of the factors that affect chemical systems, and how chemical systems can be controlled to produce desired products
- appreciation of chemistry as an experimental science that has developed through independent and collaborative research, and that has significant impacts on society and implications for decision making
- expertise in conducting a range of scientific investigations, including the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and the interpretation of evidence
- ability to critically evaluate and debate scientific arguments and claims in order to solve problems and generate informed, responsible and ethical conclusions
- ability to communicate chemical understanding and findings to a range of audiences, including through the use of appropriate representations, language and nomenclature.
Extended Response - 10%
Tests - 20%
Examinations - 50%
Note – A detailed assessment statement will be provided to students at the commencement of the course.
Competitions - $20
Calculator (HP30S or equivalent - buy at school) - $20
Functions - Scientific, non-programmable, solves linear & quadratic equations. You cannot use classpads (from Mathematics) in Science classes, tests and examinations.