The first year of the course covers stoichiometry, periodicity, bonding, energetics, kinetics and equilibrium. The second year covers acids/bases, redox processes, organic chemistry, measurement and analysis, and biochemistry.
Students will undertake a variety of activities in the Chemistry course, ranging from classroom based discussions and group work to online interactives, formative assignments, wiki/collaborative activities and journals. Students are assessed through a single individual investigation as well as three written papers. The investigation may involve a hands-on approach, use of databases, modelling, simulation or a hybrid. Student work is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB.
In order to succeed in Chemistry HL, we recommend students commit four hours per week. How much of the course material is covered in the classroom and how much via independent learning is flexible and to be decided by the school teacher.
Taking Chemistry HL will enable students to: