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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2021



Subject Name Chemistry
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects Successful completion of Year 11 Chemistry A and B is recommended
Staff Contact Amanda Clark


Students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the theory and practical applications associated with Chemical Science.  

Topics may include:

  • Monitoring the Environment
  • Managing Chemical Processes
  • Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Managing Resources


Investigation Folio  30%

  • Science as a Human Endeavour Report - 1500 words
  • Organic Synthesis Practical Report - 1500 words
  • Deconstruction and Design Practical Report - 1500 words

Skills and Applications Tasks  40%

  • Practical Skills Test - 90 minutes
  • Monitoring the Environment and Managing Chemical Processes Test - 90 minutes
  • Organic Chemistry Test - 90 minutes
  • Managing Resources Test - 90 minutes

Examination  30%

  • Students undertake a 130-minute examination
  • Year 12 science inquiry skills and science understanding from all Year 12 topics may be assessed

Additional Information

It is recommended that students purchase a revision guide.