Year 11 – Chemistry

Length: Full Year (10 credits per semester)
Full Year required to undertake Stage 2 Chemistry
Contact: Science Leader

Recommended Background

Completion of Year 10 Science with B Grade or better and/or teacher recommendation.

Course Description

Students develop and extend their understanding of the physical world, the interaction of human activities and the environment, and the use that human beings make of the planet’s resources. They explore examples of how scientific understanding is dynamic and develops with new evidence, which may involve the application of new technologies. Students consider examples of benefits and risks of chemical knowledge to the wider community, along with the capacity of chemical knowledge to inform public debate on social and environmental issues. The study of chemistry helps students to make informed decisions about interacting with and modifying nature, and explore options such as green or sustainable chemistry, which seeks to reduce the environmental impact of chemical products and processes.

Chemistry 1 (Semester One)

  • Atomic structure and the Periodic Table
  • Bonding and Structure
  • Substances in solution
  • Acid Base Reactions.

Chemistry 2 (Semester Two)

  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Redox reactions.


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning though the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio: Design Investigation and a Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE) Investigation
  • Skills and Application Tasks: tests/semester exam or research assignments.

Leads To

Stage 2 Chemistry