2018 SACE Handbook - page 9

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Subject
11Chemistry1
Description
The studyof Chemistryoffers studentsopportunities to consider theuse that humanbeings
makeof theplanet’s resources and the impact of humanactivitieson theenvironment. An
understandingof chemistry, and theapplicationof thisunderstanding, helps students to
appreciate the factors that influence thepursuit of scienceand tomake informeddecisions
aboutmodifyingand interactingwithnature.
Scientific inquiry commonly involves teamsof peoplewithdiverse skills andknowledge.
Chemists can contribute to such teams through their studyof theproperties, uses,means
of production, and reactionsof natural andprocessedmaterials. Chemists alsomakea
critical studyof the social andenvironmental impact ofmaterials and chemical processes.
Their skills inobservation, and indesigningandperformingexperiments,makean
important contribution toadvances in scientific theories.
Through the studyof chemistry, studentsdevelopanunderstandingof thephysicalworld
that enables them tobequestioning, reflective, and critical thinkers. As awayof knowing,
students canuse chemistry toexploreandexplain their experiencesof phenomenaaround
them.
Semester 1Topics can include:
Materials, Kinetic&AtomicTheory, Periodicity (Matter)
Bonding
OrganicChemistry
Assessment
The followingassessmentwill beundertaken inStage1Chemistry:
Chemistry1 is apre-requisite subject for Chemistry2
Assessment Type1: Investigations Folio
Studentsundertakeat least onepractical investigationandat least one issues investigation
to include in the folio.
Students inquire intoaspectsof chemistry throughpractical discoveryanddataanalysis, or
by selecting, analysing, and interpreting information.
Assessment Type2: Skills andApplications Tasks
Studentsundertakeat least one skills andapplications task. Skills that couldbeassessed
includeusing chemical terms, conventions, andnotations;writingequations; calculating;
demonstratingunderstanding; applyingknowledge; graphing; analysingdataanddrawing
conclusions; anddesigningan investigation to test ahypothesis.
Endof Semester Exam
Studentswill undertakeanExaminationat theendof each10-credit subject
AssessmentDesignCriteria:
Investigation
Analysis andEvaluation
Application
KnowledgeandUnderstanding
Notes
Appropriate covered footwear required.
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