Queensland Chemistry

Queensland education teaches Chemistry in the hope that students can gain a better grasp on the fundamental structures of what makes up our universe, as well as how the interactions of those same structures react with one another


Primary Science is less focused on the major disciplines of science and more focused on getting students interested in the world of science. The extent of science at this level is students having an understanding of what it means to conduct an experiment as well as what the scientific method is.

Most student problems at this level are usually based on a lack of interest in the subject, so our tutors often try to emphasise that focus in any sessions for primary science.


Fundamentally, high school general science is meant to demonstrate to students what they can expect from studying Chemistry, Physics or Biology in year 11 and 12. As such students will be expected to complete experiments from various different fields and create a report or speech on what was discovered.

The problems students face with this is often time-management based. The time it takes to conduct an experiment properly and create a report is often longer than students think and this can create a lot of stress close to the due date. Therefore out tutors focus primarily on time management and scheduling for this subject.


Chemistry is considered a difficult subject due to how complex the material is. In essence, students are being taught a series of complex concepts, and further, how these complex concepts interact with other complex concepts. For example, students will be taught chemical structures, molecular interactions and redox reactions to name a few.

Chemistry notably gets more difficult due to the next unit of content being built off the knowledge of the previous unit. Due to this, most student problems in chemistry come from a domino effect. If a student learns 60% of the content in unit 1, but unit 2 assumes you know 100% of that content, the student can very quickly become confused and feel like they are out of their depth.

The key to this for tutors is to work backward to see any gap in the student’s knowledge. Preferably, the student receives help before completing their first unit so they don’t get confused at a later date.


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