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Course Description

In Chemistry, students develop and extend their understanding of the use that human beings make of the planet’s resources and the impact of human activities on the environment.

Students consider examples of benefits and risks of chemical knowledge to the wider community, along with the capacity of chemical knowledge to inform the public debate on social and environmental issues.

In Chemistry students develop a range of understandings and inquiry skills that encourage and inspire them in thinking scientifically and pursuing future pathways, including in medical or pharmaceutical research, pharmacy, chemical engineering and innovative product design.

Assessment Type & Weighting

Practical Investigation 25%
Science as a Human Endeavour Task 25%
Term Test 20%
Semester Exam 30%

Semester Offered

Semesters 1 & 2


Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.