SACE Stage 2 – Chemistry (Year 12)
Does this subject include an exam?
Successful completion of Stage 1 Chemistry at C standard is recommended.
The three strands of science to be integrated throughout student learning are:
science inquiry skills
science as a human endeavour
Students skills, knowledge, and understanding of these occur in the context of the four topics studied:
Monitoring the environment
Managing chemical processes
Organic and biological chemistry
In this subject, students are expected to:
apply science inquiry skills to deconstruct a problem and design and conduct chemistry investigations using appropriate procedures and safe, ethical working practices
obtain, record, represent, analyse, and interpret the results of chemistry investigations
evaluate procedures and results, and analyse evidence to formulate and justify conclusions
develop and apply knowledge and understanding of chemical concepts in new and familiar contexts
explore and understand science as a human endeavour
communicate knowledge and understanding of chemical concepts, using appropriate terms, conventions, and representations.
Chemistry is a prerequisite or assumed knowledge for many science-based university and TAFE courses, opening up opportunities for careers as diverse as engineering, environmental science, medicine and pharmacy.