SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Jacob Davison

In their study of Chemistry, students develop and extend their understanding of how the physical world is chemically constructed, the interaction between human activities and the environment, and the use that human beings make of the planet’s resources. They explore examples of how scientific understanding is dynamic and develops with new evidence, which may involve the application of new technologies.


Through the study of Chemistry, students develop the skills that enable them to be questioning, reflective, and critical thinkers; investigate and explain phenomena around them; and explore strategies and possible solutions to address major challenges now and in the future (for example, in energy use, global food supply, and sustainable food production).


Stage 2 Chemistry consists of the following topics:

Monitoring the Environment – Environmental issues and the analytical processes used to assess these

Managing Chemical Processes – Industrial chemistry and the production of materials

Organic and Biological Chemistry

Managing Resources – Use and development of renewable resources compared to non-renewable.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio (40%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks (30%)

External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%)


This subject is accepted for entry to tertiary courses including university courses.