Curriculum Objectives

The aims of our curriculum are to enable students to:

  • develop interest and maintain a sense of wonder and curiosity about chemistry;
  • construct and apply knowledge of chemistry;
  • appreciate and understand the evolutionary nature and history 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;
  • 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;
  • develop an interest in, and care for, the environment;
  • develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for both further study and everyday life.

Characteristics of School-based Curriculum

Our school-based curriculum allows students to choose different pathways to study chemistry in senior grades.

G9   G10   G11 & G12   Public Exam
Fundamentals of Chemistry arrow_forward NSS Chemistry (compulsory), IGCSE Chemistry top-up programme (optional) arrow_forward NSS Chemistry arrow_forward HKDSE
arrow_forward IAL Chemistry arrow_forward IAL

Curriculum Contents

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Atomic structure
  • Periodic table
  • Structure and bonding
G10 NSS curriculum (core)
  • Planet earth
  • Microscopic world I
  • Metals
  • Acids and bases
  • Fossil fuels and carbon compounds
IGCSE curriculum (optional)
  • The particulate nature of matter
  • Experimental techniques
  • Atoms, elements and compounds Stoichiometry
  • Electricity and chemistry
  • Chemical energetics
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acids, bases and salts
  • The Periodic Table
  • Metals
  • Air and water
  • Sulfur
  • Carbonates
  • Organic chemistry
  NSS stream GCE AL stream
G11 NSS curriculum (core)
  • Redox reactions, chemical cells and electrolysis
  • Microscopic world II
  • Chemical reactions and energy Chemistry of carbon compounds
  • Rate of reaction
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Patterns in the chemical world
GCE AL curriculum
  • Formulae, equations and amount of substance
  • Atomic structure and the Periodic Table
  • Bonding and structure
  • Introductory Organic Chemistry and Alkanes, Alkenes and Energetics
  • Intermolecular forces
  • Redox Chemistry and Groups 1, 2 and 7
  • Introduction to kinetics and equilibria
  • Halogenoalkanes, alcohols and spectra
G12 NSS curriculum (elective)
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
GCE AL curriculum
  • Kinetics
  • Entropy and energetics
  • Chemical equilibria
  • Acid-base equilibria
  • Carbonyls, Carboxylic Acids and Chirality
  • Redox equilibria
  • Transition metals and their chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry – Arenes
  • Amines, Amides, Amino Acids and Proteins
  • Organic synthesis
The Periodic Table
The Periodic Table
The Voice of Helium
The Voice of Helium
Chemistry of Cyanotype
Chemistry of Cyanotype
Coin Alchemy
Coin Alchemy
ChemScrabble Puzzle
ChemScrabble Puzzle
Smoking Bubbles
Smoking Bubbles