Year 12 – Chemistry

Length: Full Year (20 SACE credits)
Contact: Science Leader

Recommended Background

Grade B or higher in Stage 1 Chemistry A and B.

Course Description

Stage 2 Chemistry topics provide the framework for developing integrated programs of learning through which students extend their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the three strands of science.

The three strands of science to be integrated throughout student learning are:

  • Science inquiry skills
  • Science as a human endeavour
  • Science understanding.

In Stage 2 Chemistry students study the following topics:

Topic 1: Monitoring the Environment
Topic 2: Managing Chemical Processes
Topic 3: Organic and Biological Chemistry


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Performance Standards, as outlined by the SACE Board. Grades A+ to E- will be used for reporting purposes.

School-based Assessment:

  • Investigations Folio (30%)
  • Skills and Applications tasks (40%).

External Assessment:

  • Examination (30%).