Chemistry

化學

Introduction

Chemistry deals with the composition, structures and properties of matter, the interactions between different types of matter, and the relationship between matter and energy. Through the learning of chemistry, it is possible to acquire relevant conceptual and procedural knowledge. A study of chemistry also helps to develop understanding and appreciation of developments in engineering, medicine and other related scientific and technological fields. Furthermore, learning about the contributions, issues and problems related to innovations in chemistry will help students develop an understanding of the relationship between science, technology, society and the environment.

Panel Head

Mr. Tsang Chun Kit

Targets

The learning targets of the curriculum are categorised into three domains:

Knowledge and Understanding

Students are expected to:

  • understand phenomena, facts and patterns, principles, concepts, laws and theories in chemistry;
  • learn chemical vocabulary, terminology and conventions;
  • appreciate applications of chemistry in everyday life;
  • understand methods used in scientific investigations.
Skills and Processes

Students are expected to have:

  • Scientific thinking
  • Scientific method, scientific investigations and problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Practical work
  • Information handling
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Learning and self-directed learning
Values and Attitudes

Students are expected to:

  • develop curiosity and interest in making scientific investigation;
  • develop personal integrity through objective observation and honest recording of experimental data;
  • be willing to communicate and make decisions on issues related to chemistry and demonstrate an open-minded attitude towards the views of others;
  • be aware that chemistry is a developing science and that it has its limitations;
  • appreciate the interrelationship of chemistry with other disciplines in providing social and cultural values;
  • be committed to working safely in a laboratory;
  • be aware of the impact of chemistry in social, economic, industrial, environmental and technological contexts;
  • appreciate the importance of lifelong learning in our rapidly changing knowledge-based society.
Curriculum

S3 Completed Topics S4 Completed Topics S5 Completed Topics S6 Completed Topics
1st Semester
  • Metals
  • Materials of the Modern World
1st Semester
  • Microscopic World I
1st Semester
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Reactions and Energy
1st Semester
2nd Semester
  • Planet Earth
2nd Semester
  • Metals
  • Acids and Bases
2nd Semester
  • Rate of Reaction
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Microscopic World II
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Patterns in the Chemical World
2nd Semester
Summer Vacation
  • Fossil Fuels and Carbon Compounds
Summer Vacation
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
Assessment
The table below shows the assessment design of the subject with effect from the HKDSE Examination.
Component Weighting Duration
Public Examination Paper 1 Compulsory part of the curriculum(1-12)) 60% 2 hours 30 minutes
Paper 2 Elective part of the curriculum (13-15)
2 out of 3
20% 1 hour
School-based Assessment (SBA) 20%
Achievement

2013-14 Citi Success Fund - Parents-children Ice-cream Making Workshop

Activities Photos
2013 Scien-matics Week Activities
2015 Scien-matics Week Activities
20130508 English Week - Ice-Cream Making (By Chemistry Department)
20120511 English Week - Chemistry Department - Movie Show Kitchen Chemistry
20120503 English Week - Chemistry Department - The making of Ginger Milk Pudding
20110520 Key Chain & accessories DIY (By Chemistry Department)
20100421 English Week - Soap making activity (By Chemistry Department)
2013-14 Parents-children Ice-cream Making Workshop