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Chemistry

 
Senior Secondary - 11 & 12
 
CHEMISTRY (CHM)
AUTHORITY SUBJECT
 
Senior Chemistry provides an understanding of the materials around us and why they behave as they do. It also provides a sound basis for further studies in Science. Chemistry embraces many fields. For example, chemists are concerned with the development of materials for use in the home such as detergents and paints, with the design and preparation of new drugs, with the understanding of body processes and with methods of measuring and limiting pollution in the environment. Chemistry is sometimes described as the Central Science, reflecting its position among other biological, physical and technological disciplines. It can be studied in its own right, or in conjunction with Biology and / or Physics. For students not contemplating tertiary studies, the course in Senior Chemistry can provide a very useful background through its study of the world around us, and through training in the scientific method.