Teacher in Charge: A. WilsonRecommended Prior Learning
Students will have achieved 7 Credits in Level 2 Chemistry and participated in the external examination AS91164 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes in 2021.
Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes it undergoes. In their study of chemistry, students develop understandings of the composition and properties of matter, the changes it undergoes, and the energy involved. They use their understanding of the fundamental properties of chemistry to make sense of the world around them. They learn to interpret their observations by considering the properties and behaviour of atoms, molecules, and ions. They learn to communicate their understandings, using the symbols and conventions of chemistry. Using their knowledge of chemistry, they are better able to understand science-related challenges, such as environmental sustainability and the development of new materials, pharmaceuticals, and sources of energy.