SACE Stage 2

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SACE Stage 2

20 credits

Students develop and extend their understanding of how the physical world is chemically constructed and the interaction between human activities and the environment.

Course Content
Further Info
Monitoring the Environment
  • Global warming and climate change, photochemical smog, volumetric analysis, chromatography and atomic spectroscopy
Managing Chemical Processes
  • Rate of reactions, equilibrium and yield, optimising production
Organic and Biological Chemistry
  • Introduction in organic chemistry, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, carbohydrates, carboxylic acids, amines, esters, amides, triglycerides, and proteins
Managing resources
  • Energy, water, soil, and materials
With three strands of science that are integrated throughout the student learning:
  • science inquiry skills
  • science as a human endeavour
  • science understanding


School based Assessment

Investigations Folio 30%
Skills and Applications Tasks 40%

External Assessment
Examination 30%


Successful completion can lead to a range of Science and Engineering courses at university. Stage 1 Chemistry is recommended.