SACE Credits: 10

Teacher: Jacob Davison

Stage 1 Chemistry is about learning the key concepts of the subject while understanding the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. Almost everything we do has a link to chemistry, and chemistry is critical in helping to develop solutions to problems such as global warming, pollution and formation of new medications.


Topics in Semester 1 include the periodic table, atomic structure, bonding, mole theory and organic chemistry.

Semester 2 expands on Semester 1 content and helps prepare students for Stage 2 Chemistry.


  • Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio, including practical reports and a research task (60%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks, including both tests and other written tasks (40%)


This subject is not a prerequisite for Stage 2 Chemistry, however it would be beneficial.