Curriculum Objectives

The broad aims of the Chemistry Curriculum are to enable students to:

  • develop interest and maintain a sense of wonder and curiosity about chemistry;
  • construct and apply knowledge of chemistry, and appreciate the relationship between chemistry and other disciplines;
  • appreciate and understand the evolutionary nature of science;
  • develop skills for making scientific inquiries;
  • develop the ability to think scientifically, critically and creatively, and solve problems individually and collaboratively in chemistry-related contexts;
  • discuss science-related issues using the language of chemistry;
  • make informed decisions and judgements on chemistry-related issues;
  • develop open-mindedness, objectivity and pro-activeness;
  • show appropriate awareness of working safely;
  • understand and evaluate the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological implications of chemistry, and develop an attitude of responsible citizenship.

Curriculum Content

Compulsory Part

  • I. Planet earth
  • II. Microscopic world I
  • III. Metals
  • IV. Acids and bases
  • V. Fossil fuels and carbon compounds
  • VI. Microscopic world II
  • VII. Redox reactions, chemical cells and electrolysis
  • VIII. Chemical reactions and energy
  • IX. Rate of reaction
  • X. Chemical equilibrium
  • XI. Chemistry of carbon compounds
  • XII. Patterns in the chemical world

Elective Part

  • XIII. Industrial chemistry
  • XIV. Materials chemistry
  • XV. Analytical chemistry

Investigative Study

  • XVI. Investigative study in chemistry
Students doing experiment in chemistry lesson
Students doing experiment in chemistry lesson
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