St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School 3801 Thomas Street (905) 285-0050

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School
3801 Thomas Street
Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7G2
(905) 285-0050
We believe that each one, created in the image and likeness of God, is called by name into
the Dufferin-Peel community to realize the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations to the fullest
extent possible as we all journey from the early years to vocation.
Course Code:
Grade 12 College Chemistry
Course Description:
This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative
analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the
environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific
analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role
of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technological applications and processes on society and the environment.
This course helps students to meet the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations by examining, evaluating and
applying knowledge of interdependent systems (physical, political, ethical, socio-economic and ecological) for the
development of a just and compassionate society chemical reactions on society and the environment.
Strand & Unit Title:
Corresponding Catholic Graduate Expectation(s):
Throughout Course:
Scientific Skills Investigation & Career
 Develops attitudes and values founded on Catholic social teaching and acts to
promote social responsibility, human solidarity and the common good (CGE1d)
 Listens actively and critically to understand and learn in light of gospel values
 Reads, understands and uses written materials effectively (CGE2b)
 Presents information and ideas clearly and honestly and with sensitivity to
others (CGE2c)
 Thinks reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems
 Makes decisions in light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience
 Applies effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time and
resource management skills (CGE4f)
 Works effectively as an interdependent team member (CGE5a)
 Thinks critically about the meaning and purpose of work (CGE5b)
 Contributes to the common good (CGE7j)
 Respects the environment and uses resources wisely (CGE7i)
Unit 1: Matter & Qualitative
Unit 2: Chemical Calculations
Unit 3: Organic Chemistry
Unit 4: Environmental Chemistry
Unit 5: Electrochemistry
Assessment and Evaluation:
Category Weightings
25 %
35 %
25 %
15 %
Final Summative
Term Work
Culminating Task
Overall Weighting
70 %
15 %
15 %
Learning Skills and Work Habits will also be assessed and reported on. For more information please refer to Growing Success pg. 11.