Chemistry 2 Unit

ATAR Course


Chemistry explores the structure, composition and reactions of and between all elements, compounds and mixtures that exist in the Universe. The discovery and synthesis of new compounds, the monitoring of elements and compounds in the environment, and an understanding of industrial processes and their applications to life processes are central to human progress and our ability to develop future industries and sustainability.

Students can combine Chemistry with ONE or TWO other Science subjects selected from:

  • Biology
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics

For Whom is the Course Intended?

Students considering this subject should be achieving at Grade A or B for Science during Year 10.

Chemistry provides the foundation knowledge and skills required to study chemistry after completing school, and supports participation in a range of careers in chemistry and related interdisciplinary industries. It is an essential discipline that currently addresses and will continue to address our energy needs and uses, the development of new materials, and sustainability issues as they arise.


  • Sound skills in Mathematics 5.3 Mathematics course in Stage 5.
  • A good understanding of Algebra.


External Higher School Certificate examination.

Internal Assessment program includes:

  • Depth Study
  • Working Scientifically Skills Tasks
  • Examinations


Subject cost included in the College Resource Fee. Safety glasses are required. Experiment Fest at the University of Newcastle is an additional $30.00.