Stage 1

Chemistry 1

Assumed Knowledge

A sound understanding of the experimental process. It is recommended that Stage 1 Chemistry students also study Pure Mathematics subjects.


Level 5 or better in Year 10 Compulsory Science with a Level 5 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding”. Entry into this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of coordinator approval.

Focus Capabilities

Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical and Intercultural understanding.

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Subject Description

The study of chemistry includes an overview of the matter that makes up materials, and the properties, uses, means of production, and reactions of these materials.  It also includes a critical study of the social and environmental impact of materials and chemical processes.
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.

  • Topic 1: Materials and their Atoms

  • Topic 2: Combination of Atoms

  • Topic 3: Molecules

Note:    Please note to enrol in Chemistry 2 you must have also enrolled in Chemistry 1.

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Students are required to have access to Stage 1 Essentials Chemistry Workbook (approximately $52.00) and students are encouraged to participate in the RACI Chemistry competition (approximately $8.00).

Assessment Type 1:

Investigation Folio: 1 X Practical Investigations and 1 X Science as a Human Endeavour Investigations.

Assessment Type 2:

Skills & Application tasks: ​2 X Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations.

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