Chemistry | Stage 2 | Planning to Teach | Subject Operational Information | 2020
Subject operational information
Stage 2 Chemistry
These web pages connect schools and teachers to information on procedures relating to final moderation and external assessment requirements. Key dates, including dates for the submission of results, are also provided.
Stage 2 Chemistry is a 20-credit subject.
The learning and assessment requirements for this subject are set out in the 2020 subject outline [DOC 1.4MB].
Refer to Learning and assessment plans for information on developing and approving Stage 2 Chemistry LAPs.
Combining small classes
Refer to Assessment groups — Stage 2 (Information sheet 1) for information on combining classes to form an assessment group.
In 2020, school assessment materials will be submitted for online moderation using school assessment results sheets in Schools Online.
For a simplified list of key operational dates, see the Chemistry calendar.
School assessment component
Teachers assess the evidence of student learning for:
- Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio
- Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks.
The SACE Board quality assures the school assessment results through final moderation.
Refer to SACE Assessment and Reporting Guidelines [PDF 290KB] and SACE Stage 2 Moderation Overview [DOC 33KB] for information about the policy context and procedures.
Moderation sample selection
Teachers select the moderation sample of school-assessed materials to submit to the SACE Board.
Refer to Moderation sample selection, which includes FAQs and an instructional video.
Submitting school assessment materials for final moderation
For more information see Online submission of materials.
School assessment materials for Chemistry are collected in late November (Round B).
Supervision and verification
Refer to the information in Supervision and Verification of Students' Work: Policy and Procedures [DOC 90KB] on the use of the record sheet [DOC 164KB] to record and authenticate each student's work. If used, these sheets are to be kept in the school until the end of the clerical check period in February 2020.
A teacher who is unable to verify that the work is the student's own must initiate a breach of rules action through the school's SACE/NTCET coordinator.
- Results sheets and online submission — Stage 2 final moderation (Information sheet 50)
- Moderation sample selection
- How to prepare and package Stage 1 and Stage 2 materials
External assessment component
Students undertake one 130-minute examination.
The examination question booklet will include a sheet containing a periodic table, standard SI prefixes, symbols of common quantities, some physical constants, some mathematical relationships, and a table showing the relative activities of a number of metals.
Refer to the subject outline for details of the examination requirements.
Refer to the exam timetable for the date of the 2020 examination.
Preparing predicted examination results for external assessment
The SACE Board uses predicted results as part of the quality assurance of Stage 2 external examinations and performances, and for some approved special provisions in assessment. Refer to Results sheets — Stage 2 predicted results (Information sheet 52) for information on completing predicted examination results sheets.
Examination materials for external assessment
The SACE Board sends examination question booklets to examination centres according to the delivery dates in Written examinations — question booklets (Information sheet 48).