The study of chemistry includes an overview of the matter that makes up materials, and the properties, uses, and reactions of these materials.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Chemistry 1 (2CHEMY)

About the subject

Students consider how human beings make use of the earth’s resources and the impact of human activities on the environment. Through practical studies students develop investigation skills, and an understanding of the physical world that enables them to be questioning, reflective, and critical thinkers.

The design and content of the program is determined at the school level. Examples of areas of learning and topics include:

  • Matter
  • Reactions
  • Carbon Chemistry
  • Electro Chemistry
  • Chemical Calculations
  • Skills


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

  • Investigations Folio
  • Skills and Applications Tasks
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