What our Year 12 Chemistry students will develop

Not just theory

Gain an in-depth understanding

Don’t just know the theory but know why and how. Gain a thorough knowledge of all syllabus dot points and outcomes for each Year 12 Chemistry module prescribed by the NSW Board of Studies.

Essential skills

Develop problem solving skills

Be equipped with the skills to solve new, unfamiliar and challenging scientific theories and models. Every time.

No more guesswork

Boost your confidence

Look forward to showing off your Chemistry skills in school assessments. With the best tools and support on your side there’s nothing to fear!

What our Year 12 Chemistry students receive

Chemistry Theory Book

Chemistry Workbook

Weekly Chemistry Quizzes

Chemistry Workshops

End of Term Chemistry Topic Test

Prac Day

We take the worry out of your HSC

Year 12 Chemistry Term Course Program

 

Oct - Dec

Production of Materials

or

The Acidic Environment

Feb - Apr

The Acidic Environment

or

Option: Industrial Chemistry

Apr - Jun

Chemical Monitoring & Management

or

Option: Industrial Chemistry

or

Option: Chemistry of Art

Jul - Sep

Option: Industrial Chemistry

or

Option: Shipwrecks & Corrosion

or

Option: Chemistry of Art

or

Option: Forensic Chemistry

or

Chemical Monitoring & Management

Year 12 Chemistry Course Details

9 weekly lessons in the school term

 

Oct - Dec

Module 9.2: Production of Materials

Lesson 1: Ethylene

  • Industrial Sources of Ethylene
  • Chemical Reactions of Alkenes
  • First-Hand Investigation: Test for Unsaturation
  • Uses of Ethylene

Lesson 2: Addition of Polymers

  • Properties of Polymers and Their Uses
  • Polymerisation of Ethylene
  • Commercial Addition Polymers

Lesson 3: Condensation Polymers

  • The Need for Alternative Sources
  • Cellulose and Condensation Polymers
  • Biopolymers

Lesson 4: Ethanol 1

  • Alkanols
  • Properties and Uses of Ethanol
  • Conversion of Ethanol to Ethylene
  • Production of Ethanol by Fermentation
  • First-Hand Investigation: Fermentation

Lesson 5: Ethanol 2

  • Ethanol as a Fuel
  • Ethanol as an Alternative Fuel
  • Heat Capacity and Heat of Combustion
  • First-Hand Investigation: Combustion

Lesson 6: Oxidation & Reduction

  • Displacement Reactions
  • Oxidation and Reduction Reactions
  • Electrochemical Cells
  • Cell Potential
  • First-Hand Investigation: Galvanic Cells

Lesson 7: Nuclear Chemistry 1

  • Structure of the Atom
  • Radioactivity and Radioisotopes
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Nuclear Stability and Radioisotopes

Lesson 8: Nuclear Chemistry 2

  • Production of Commercial Radioisotopes
  • Synthetic Radioisotopes
  • Medical Applications of Radioisotopes
  • Industrial Applications of Radioisotopes
  • Radiation Detectors

Lesson 9: Revision & Topic Test

Module 9.3: The Acidic Environment

Lesson 1: Equilibrium

    • Rate of Reaction
    • Chemical Equilibrium
    • Le Chatelier’s Principle

Lesson 2: Acids in Water

  • Acids and Bases
  • Reactions of Acids
  • Development of Ideas of Acids and Bases
  • Brønsted-Lowry Acids and Bases
  • Strength of Acids and Bases
  • Different Types of Acids
  • Conjugate Acids and Bases
  • Amphiprotic Substances

Lesson 3: pH and Butter Solutions

  • Concentration of H+ and OH
  • pH Scale
  • Buffers

Lesson 4: Acidic Oxides

    • Acidity and Basicity of Oxides
    • Acidic Oxides in the Atmosphere
    • Acid Rain
    • Evidence of Increasing NOx and SO2
    • Acids as Food Additives
    • Volumes of Gases
    • Carbon Dioxide and Water
    • First Hand Investigation: CO2 in Soft Drink

Lesson 5: Indicators

  • Safe Use of Acids and Bases
  • Indicators
  • Commonly Used Indicators
  • Uses of Indicators
  • First-Hand Investigation: Natural Indicator
  • Classifying Household Substances

Lesson 6: Titration 1

  • Quantitative Analysis of Acids and Bases
  • Preparation of a Primary Standard Solution
  • Dilution
  • Neutralisation Reactions
  • Introduction to Titration
  • Titration Calculations

Lesson 7: Titration 2

  • Conducting a Titration
  • Acidic, Basic and Neutral Salt Solutions
  • pH and Titration

Lesson 8: Esterification

  • Alkanols and Alkanoic Acids
  • Physical Properties of Alkanols and Alkanoic
    Acids
  • Esters
  • Making Esters
  • First-Hand Investigation: Preparing an Ester
  • Esters: Applications and Occurrence

Lesson 9: Revision & Topic Test

Feb - Apr

Module 9.3: The Acidic Environment

Lesson 1: Equilibrium

    • Rate of Reaction
    • Chemical Equilibrium
    • Le Chatelier’s Principle

 

Lesson 2: Acids in Water

  • Acids and Bases
  • Reactions of Acids
  • Development of Ideas of Acids and Bases
  • Brønsted-Lowry Acids and Bases
  • Strength of Acids and Bases
  • Different Types of Acids
  • Conjugate Acids and Bases
  • Amphiprotic Substances

Lesson 3: pH and Butter Solutions

  • Concentration of H+ and OH
  • pH Scale
  • Buffers

Lesson 4: Acidic Oxides

    • Acidity and Basicity of Oxides
    • Acidic Oxides in the Atmosphere
    • Acid Rain
    • Evidence of Increasing NOx and SO2
    • Acids as Food Additives
    • Volumes of Gases
    • Carbon Dioxide and Water
    • First Hand Investigation: CO2 in Soft Drink

 

Lesson 5: Indicators

  • Safe Use of Acids and Bases
  • Indicators
  • Commonly Used Indicators
  • Uses of Indicators
  • First-Hand Investigation: Natural Indicator
  • Classifying Household Substances

Lesson 6: Titration 1

  • Quantitative Analysis of Acids and Bases
  • Preparation of a Primary Standard Solution
  • Dilution
  • Neutralisation Reactions
  • Introduction to Titration
  • Titration Calculations

Lesson 7: Titration 2

  • Conducting a Titration
  • Acidic, Basic and Neutral Salt Solutions
  • pH and Titration

Lesson 8: Esterification

  • Alkanols and Alkanoic Acids
  • Physical Properties of Alkanols and Alkanoic
    Acids
  • Esters
  • Making Esters
  • First-Hand Investigation: Preparing an Ester
  • Esters: Applications and Occurrence

Lesson 9: Revision & Topic Test

Option 9.5: Industrial Chemistry

Apr - Jun

Module 9.4: Chemical Monitoring & Management
Option 9.5: Industrial Chemistry
Option 9.8: The Chemistry of Art

Jul - Sep

Option 9.5: Industrial Chemistry
Option 9.6: Shipwrecks & Corrosion
Option 9.8: The Chemistry of Art
Option 9.9: Forensic Chemistry

3 Hour Lesson Breakdown

Surprise yourself with how much you can learn in 3 hours

 

30 min

Introduction

Revision, Quiz and Overview

Teachers revise previous lesson and answer homework questions before conducting an in-class quiz.

65 min

Theory Lesson Part 1

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key physics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions.

10 min

Break

65 min

Theory Lesson Part 2

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key physics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions.

10 min

Review

Q&A

Students ask questions to clarify understanding.

Year 12 Chemistry Timetable

9 x 3 hour weekly lessons for in-depth knowledge and understanding.

Chatswood
Mon4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm
Sat4:30 - 7:40pm
Epping
Tue4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat9:30 - 12:30pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm
Hurstville
Wed4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm
Sat4:30 - 7:40pm
Strathfield
Thu4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm
Sat4:30 - 7:40pm
Town Hall
Wed4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm

9 daily lessons for advanced completion of whole term's content.

Chatswood
9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
Epping
9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
Hurstville
9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
Strathfield
9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
4:40 - 7:40pm
Town Hall
4:40 - 7:40pm

Our Year 12 Chemistry pricing

 

$45
per Hour
x
3 Hrs
per Lesson
x
9
per School Term
=
$1,215
per School Term

Our Chemistry course includes:

 

Classes taught by qualified teachers

9 theory lessons per term

Comprehensive Theory Book & Workbook

One-to-One tutorials (Workshops)

Online access to resources

Dedicated customer service support

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How is Matrix different?

 


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Teachers

Matrix

Vast classroom teaching experience, HSC and/or university teaching experience with an ability to explain concepts clearly

Others

Have little or no actual teaching experience, cannot explain difficult concepts in a manner that students can understand

Program

Matrix

Teaching program that covers the NSW board of studies syllabus. Structured learning system that allows students to develop sound study habits every week

Others

Most private tutors and other tuition centres do not follow a set structure; rather they have an ad-hoc approach without considering timing and outcomes

Resources

Matrix

A full set of resources written by academics and education researchers. Online access to Supplementary exam papers / texts with top responses.

Others

Only address content that students raise, use generic textbooks.

Assessments

Matrix

Short quizzes and topic tests held under strict exam conditions to ensure students have a solid understanding of the subject

Others

No exam style quizzes and test that assess the student’s weaknesses, hence not being able to identifying their learning needs

Reporting

Matrix

Weekly tracking of Grades, Quiz and Topic Test results so student and parents can monitor their progress.

Others

No measured tracking process so they cannot tell if the student is struggling or improving.

Learning Management System

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Share information, academic resources and advice with classmates from over 220 schools.

Others

Do not have the library of resources or past exams that can help students excel

One-to-One Workshops

Matrix

Free workshops to target individual learning needs

Others

No additional support outside the lesson.

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