Why should I study Chemistry?
Chemistry is a fundamental science that can increase your understanding of many of the other sciences such as Biology and Physics.
Stage 1 Chemistry is for students who are curious about what materials are made from on a molecular level, and who enjoy studying the Periodic Table and chemical reactions at a year 10 level.
In Stage 2 Chemistry, you will develop your Stage 1 Chemistry knowledge further, as well as having new concepts introduced. You should only choose Stage 2 Chemistry if you have completed Stage 1 Chemistry.
Where does Chemistry lead?
Chemistry is often required knowledge for many University courses. It provides a good base level of science knowledge that is essential for further education in wide range of areas including: Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Forensic Science and other science-related disciplines.
What work will I do in Chemistry?
- thinking and problem solving
- planning, doing experiments and writing experimental reports
- researching and writing Science as a Human Endeavour reports
- solving numerical calculations, reading and interpreting graphs
- critical and creative thinking
- collaborative and individual work
What do other students think about Chemistry?
I was interested in studying chemistry because I had done it in my home country, but I found studying it in English challenging. But I have learnt more chemistry knowledge in SACE which I am happy about.Stage 1 student 2020
Chemistry has become my favourite subject because everything is very interesting to me. We learnt about atoms and molecules interacting. I like the experiments because we put two things together and get an outcome.Stage 1 student 2020
Chemistry is the study of the fundamental reasons for the existence of things in the world. This knowledge allows me to understand more about the world around me.STAGE 1 STUDENT 2020
Where can I find more information about Chemistry?
For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:
- Stage 1 (Year 11)
- Stage 2 (Year 12)