VCAA resources for teachers and students for 2017
The new VCAA Study Design for VCE Chemistry is in operation for Units 1 - 4 in 2017. The changes are significant and teachers are advised to read it carefully in order to prepare their courses in 2016. The VCAA have provided the Advice to Teachers for all Units 1-4 and have advised that the data book and sample exam will be available during Term 1 of 2017.
VCAA support material for Units 1 - 4
NEW Study Design for Units 1 to 4 in 2017 VCE Chemistry
The following resources have been provided by the CEA and teachers to share. These are not official VCAA documents, but they are suggestions which can be adapted and modified for your own use.
Study Design support material from CEA members
Unit 1 and 2 support material from CEA members
Unit 3 and 4 support material from CEA members
Timetables and prac lists
Pracs, demonstrations and class activities
Background and examples of the course content
Past VCE Chemistry examinations
The VCAA will release a Sample exam in early 2017. Past papers based on previous study designs are available on the VCAA website at Past Units 3 and 4 Chemistry Examinations
Shared resources for teachers
All shared resources can be found above on the New Study Design for Units 1 to 4 in 2017 VCE Chemistry.
Olympiad Training Program for the Australian Science Olympiad Examination in Chemistry
The 14 week training program offered by CEA and The School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, covers all concepts in Year 12 Chemistry as well as a significant number of first year university topics. Students who have attended this program in the past have reviewed it enthusiastically and have achieved excellent results in the Australian Science Examination in Chemistry, with High Distinctions and Distinctions. This year, as in past years, some students were selected to attend the Summer Olympiad Program at Monash University, from which the team of 4 will be finally selected.
In 2017 the program will run on Monday evenings 5:30-7:30pm on 6 – 27 March, 24 April – 19 June, 17 July – 24 July.
The cost is $300 per student.
To book, complete the online booking form
This is no longer available from Pearson Places. Please contact the CEA Committee for further information.
This is an interactive tutorial system that was a collaboration between CEA, the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and Pearson. The modules allow students to revise key ideas and skills and extend their knowledge of applications by providing instant feedback on their progress.
For high achieving Year 12 students, this provides the challenge of university study. Endorsed by VCAA, the course covers two first year Monash University Chemistry units and it overlaps and extends studies in VCE Units 3 and 4 Chemistry. Classes are held at four locations in Melbourne. Assessments are counted as a student's fifth or sixth subject in the calculation of university entrance ATAR scores.
If you are interested in enrolling in the Monash Extension Chemistry course, please contact the Extension Program Office at Monash University by telephone (9903 4756) or by email.
Class workshops for VCE Chemistry
Workshops for VCE Chemistry topics are available from a number of different providers for class groups. Providers and details of workshops for Year 11 and 12 students.
The November Lectures 2017 will be held on Friday 17 November. Information about the conference will be posted here closer to the date.
ChemTeach on-line discussion group
An on-line discussion group for teachers of Chemistry in Victoria.
ChemTeach is an e-mail based discussion group sponsored by the CEA and the RACI(Vic)
Need help? Share ideas.
Registration is free.
ChemTeach was established by and is maintained by Eric Friedman