The emergence of a highly competitive and integrated global economy, rapid scientific and technological innovations, and an expanding knowledge base continue to profoundly impact our lives. Meeting the challenges posed by these developments requires a solid scientific literacy, which Chemistry, like other science electives, provides. This subject acts as a platform for developing essential scientific knowledge and skills for lifelong learning in science and technology.


Chemistry is concerned with the composition, structures, and properties of matter, the interactions between different types of matter, and the relationship between matter and energy. Studying Chemistry allows students to acquire relevant conceptual and procedural knowledge. Moreover, it helps develop an understanding and appreciation of advancements in engineering, medicine, and other related scientific and technological fields.


Learning about the contributions, issues, and problems associated with innovations in Chemistry helps students understand the relationship between science, technology, society, and the environment. The curriculum aims to make the study of Chemistry exciting and relevant, recommending that Chemistry's learning be situated in real-life contexts.


The use of various contexts, along with a range of learning and teaching strategies and assessment practices, intends to appeal to students of all abilities and aspirations, stimulating interest and motivation for learning.


Students are expected to apply their knowledge of Chemistry, appreciate the relationship between Chemistry and other disciplines, be aware of the science-technology-society-environment (STSE) connections within contemporary issues, and develop into responsible citizens.