Chemistry 12


Clint Surry & Anna Kratofil


Chemistry 11, and Pre-Calculus Math 11 or 80% or higher in Foundations of Math 11.


Chemistry 12 enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of reaction rates, chemical systems and equilibrium and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and laboratory skills and their ability to communicate scientific information. This course is intended for students wishing to study science, engineering, medicine or technology at the post-secondary level.

This course consists of 6 units:
1. Reaction Kinetics
2. Dynamic Equilibrium
3. Solubility
4. Acids Base Equilibria
5. Applications of Acids, Bases, and Salts
6. Electrochemistry

All course material, including labs, will be delivered online. There are 6 units in this course, each with a formative assignment, and a test. There are also a total of 3 online labs. All unit tests and the final exam must be written at SIDES Royal Oak Campus (for students living within the Greater Victoria Area) or with an approved test supervisor (for students residing outside the GVA). Students have one calendar year from their enrollment date to complete the course.






This is a self-paced course with continuous enrollment (students may enroll at any point during the year). It is an ideal program for self-motivated students who require flexibility in their academic ventures and who wish to take responsibility for establishing their own timelines. Students are asked to complete a schedule for themselves using the built in scheduler as one of the first activities in the course. This will give students the big picture of their commitment and progress towards completion.


All content, lab activities and assignments (both self-assessed and teacher-assessed) are available online. At the end of each unit, students will submit a send-in assignment that teacher will use to assess the student’s understanding, and give the student specific feedback on their progress. Students must demonstrate adequate understanding before being permitted to write the unit test.

There are five supervised unit tests, and a supervised final exam. Unit tests and the final are intended to take ~1.5-2 hours to complete. Students in the Greater Victoria Area will write their tests at the SIDES Royal Oak campus located at 4575 Wilkinson Road.

Students living outside of the GVA are responsible for arranging a test supervisor at a school, or academic institution (ex: college, university, or library). Test supervisors will need to be approved by SIDES administration. Students should be actively arranging a test supervisor while completing the first unit of the course. Students will be required to schedule tests at times that are convenient for the test supervisor.


  • Transition Unit - Orientation Course: 5%
  • Lab #1: 5%
  • Unit 1 Test: 12%
  • Haber Ethical Debate: 5%
  • Lab #2: 5%
  • Unit 2 Test: 12%
  • Unit 3 Test: 12%
  • Lab #3: 5%
  • Unit 4 & 5 Test: 14%
  • Electrochemistry Quiz: 1%
  • Unit 6 Test: 12%
  • Final Exam: 12%

BC Performance Standards


Local students have access to the SIDES Student Tutoring Centre, where students can get face-to-face support from a SIDES science/math teacher. The teacher for this course is also available to help long distance students by telephone, email, or online virtual classes.


Students need access to computer, printer and scientific calculator for the lessons, learning guides, labs and assignments. A scanner or scanning app on a smart phone is also required to scan and submit work as all assignments must be submitted electronically. Paper copies will not be accepted. A scanner is available at the SIDES Royal Oak Campus for students to use.


We acknowledge and thank the W̱SÁNEĆ people on whose traditional territory we live, learn, and teach.

We are a public K - 12 school and a proud member of School District #63 (Saanich).