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SCH4U Chemistry – GRADE 11

PREREQUISITE : Grade 11 Chemistry, University Preparation.

GRADE : 12 (University)


SCH4U online at Profectus enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. In SCH4U online, emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

UNIT 1 :

Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analysing and interpreting, and communicating).
  • Identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including canadians, to those fields.

UNIT 2 :

Organic Chemistry (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Assess the social and environmental impact of organic compounds used in everyday life, and propose a course of action to reduce the use of compounds that are harmful to human health and the environment.
  • Investigate organic compounds and organic chemical reactions, and use various methods to represent the compounds.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, properties, and chemical behaviour of compounds within each class of organic compounds.

UNIT 3 :

Structure and Properties of Matter (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Assess the benefits to society and evaluate the environmental impact of products and technologies that apply principles related to the structure and properties of matter.
  • Investigate the molecular shapes and physical properties of various types of matter.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of atomic structure and chemical bonding, and how they relate to the physical properties of ionic, molecular, covalent network, and metallic substances.

UNIT 4 :

Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse technologies and chemical processes that are based on energy changes, and evaluate them in terms of their efficiency and their effects on the environment.
  • Investigate and analyse energy changes and rates of reaction in physical and chemical processes, and solve related problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of energy changes and rates of reaction.

UNIT 5 :

Chemical Systems and Equilibrium (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse chemical equilibrium processes, and assess their impact on biological, biochemical, and technological systems.
  • Investigate the qualitative and quantitative nature of chemical systems at equilibrium, and solve related problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of dynamic equilibrium and the variables that cause shifts in the equilibrium of chemical systems.

UNIT 6 :

Electrochemistry (16hrs)

Students will be able to:

  • Analyse technologies and processes relating to electrochemistry, and their implications for society, health and safety, and the environment.
  • Investigate oxidation-reduction reactions using a galvanic cell, and analyse electrochemical reactions in qualitative and quantitative terms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of oxidation-reduction reactions and the many practical applications of electrochemistry.


Course Culmination (14hrs)

The Culminating Unit incorporates all four strands of the Science Curriculum, and covers the four achievement chart categories. It consists of two parts:

  • Culminating Project worth 15% and a
  • Final Exam worth 15%

Online Course Policies

Listed below are various mandatory policies as you take on this course.

  • Attendance is regularly tracked through student contributions to online discussion boards, assignment completion, and learning logs. Failure to complete allocated activities may challenge the student’s ability to attain the credit.
  • This course will be presented using an asynchronistic model whereby work will be posted on the Google Classroom and it is the student’s responsibility to complete it on their own time.
  • ALL portions of this course are intended to be learned and completed online.
  • Final Exams and Tests will be written on site at Profectus Academy of Toronto. Course instructors will relay this information to students and families.
  • The integrity of student work will be checked on an ongoing basis using Quetext or Turnitin. Plagiarism is not tolerated.

Assessment & Evaluation Policies

The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. The Achievement Chart for Science will guide all assessment and evaluation.

Knowledge and Understanding

The final grade will be determined as follows:

  • 70% based on Assessment OF Learning (including conversations, observations and products) conducted throughout the course.
  • 30% based on Culminating Tasks administered at or towards the end of the course.

Assessment and evaluation is divided into two important parts. The grade the student receives on a midterm or final report indicates achievement/ proficiency in Curriculum Expectations. A level of competence (Needs Improvement, Satisfactory, Good or Excellent) will be assessed and reported in the area of Learning Skills and Work Habits: Independent Work, Collaboration, Responsibility, Initiative, Self-Regulation, and Organization.