11 Chemistry (Full or Semester)

Entry Recommendations: 

High level of achievement in Year 10 Science.


Students study the matter that makes up materials, and the properties, uses, means of production, and reactions of these materials. They undertake a critical study of the social and environmental impact of materials and chemical processes. Students consider how human beings make use of the earth's resources and the impact of human activities on the environment. They develop investigation skills, and an understanding of the physical world that enables them to be questioning, reflective, and critical thinkers. The course seeks to build on the chemical science concepts presented in Middle school. There is a focus on practical investigations and the writing of scientific reports, to reinforce learning and as a preparation for students seeking to continue to Stage 2 Chemistry


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio

  • Skills and Applications Tasks