ENROL NOW BOOK A TOUR 02 8459 4200

Subject Selection Guide

View the Online Subject Selection Guide created to assist parents and student to navigate their way through the HSC subject selection process.

Enrol

Apply now for enrolment or contact us if you would like further information about enrolment at Covenant.

book a tour

Come and see Christian education in action. Book a group tour or arrange a personal tour with our Registrar.

Course - Chemistry

This course develops an understanding of the fundamentals of chemical knowledge through the exploration of models and understanding of theories and laws. It also develops the basic skills used in scientific research. It equips students with knowledge and skills in chemistry that can be used for the good of society and for the glory of God.

Download the PDF (below) to get the full course description.

FAQ

Is Chemistry very different from Year 10 Science?

It is quite different – but that’s part of the fun of it! We go into depth into some of the concepts we only briefly look at in Year 10. Different types of chemical reactions, balancing equations and the structure of atoms and compounds are only a part of Year 9 and 10, but they are explored for most of the Year 11 Chemistry course. 

How much study will I need to do to do well in Chemistry?

The Chemistry course can be a challenge for students not in the habit of regular revision of classwork. I’d recommend setting an hour or more aside each week for homework and regular revision. There are some key concepts that will need practice in early in the course, such as balancing equations, chemical calculations and learning how to write chemical formulae. These are the building blocks for Year 12, so they need to be a solid foundation. 

If you have further questions, please contact:
Science Coordinator - Mr Michael Green
mgreen@covenant.nsw.edu.au