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NSW Syllabuses

Outcomes

Table of objectives and outcomes

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Skills

Objective
Students:

  • develop skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically

Year 11 and 12 course outcomes

A student:

Questioning and predicting
CH11/12-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
Planning investigations
CH11/12-2 designs and evaluates investigations in order to obtain primary and secondary data and information
Conducting investigations
CH11/12-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
Processing data and information
CH11/12-4 selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
Analysing data and information
CH11/12-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
Problem solving
CH11/12-6 solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes
Communicating
CH11/12-7 communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose

The Working Scientifically outcomes found at the beginning of each module are targeted for emphasis. The other Working Scientifically outcomes could also be addressed in each module.

Knowledge and Understanding

Year 11

Year 12

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the trends and driving forces in chemical interactions

Year 11 course outcomes
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

CH11-8 explores the properties and trends in the physical, structural and chemical aspects of matter

CH12-12 explains the characteristics of equilibrium systems, and the factors that affect these systems

CH11-9 describes, applies and quantitatively analyses the mole concept and stoichiometric relationships

CH12-13 describes, explains and quantitatively analyses acids and bases using contemporary models

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of equilibrium and acid reactions in chemistry

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the applications of chemistry

Year 11 course outcome
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

CH11-10 explores the many different types of chemical reactions, in particular the reactivity of metals, and the factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions

CH12-14 analyses the structure of, and predicts reactions involving, carbon compounds

CH11-11 analyses the energy considerations in the driving force for chemical reactions

CH12-15 describes and evaluates chemical systems used to design and analyse chemical processes