Chemistry A

LevelStage 1
Learning AreaScience
SemesterSemester 1
Pre-requisiteC grade or higher in Year 10 Science
Additional CostsSimple household materials for experiments.
SACE Credits10

Who is this course for?

This course will interest students who wish to scientifically explore the composition, structure, properties and change of matter and apply that understanding to society and the environment.

This subject will benefit students who show interest in the interaction between human beings, science and technology. The application of chemistry will support students to appreciate the factors that influence the pursuit of science and to make informed decisions about modifying and interacting with nature.

Pathway: University: Science, Mathematics, Technology or TAFE.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • apply science inquiry skills to 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

Topics are:

  • Topic 1 - Materials and their Atoms
  • Topic 2 - Combining Atoms
  • Topic 3 - Molecules

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning assessed as Stage 1 through the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio
  • Skills and Applications Tasks

Students complete four assessment tasks with a weighting of 25% each:

  • one practical investigation
  • one science as a human endeavour investigation
  • two Skills and Applications Task


C grade or higher in Year 10 Science


Travel and accommodation costs for practical workshops are the responsibility of the student.

Last updated: 27 July 2020