South Alberta High School is an online learning platform that is a great option for those students who want the flexibility to learn at their own pace and complete the requirements necessary to achieve credit in the Chemistry 30 course.
- Chemistry 30 is divided into the following 4 units of equal weighting:
- Unit 1: Thermochemical Changes • Unit 2: Electrochemical Changes
- Unit 3: Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds
- Unit 4: Chemical Equilibrium Focusing on Acid-Base Systems.
An approximate allocation of time per unit can be seen below:
|Topic of Instruction||Time Allotted|
|Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds||20%|
|Chemical Equilibrium Focusing on Acid-Base Systems 3||30%|
Assignments, Labs & Quizzes are worth 48% of the total mark
(4) Unit Exams worth 52%
Formative assessment is an evaluation tool to determine strengths and weaknesses in understanding the content delivered. This form of evaluation, called “assessment FOR learning,” will not be utilized in their final grade. Formative practice questions are assigned at the end of each concept, where students are asked to keep their work in their notebooks.
Summative assessment is an evaluation practice that allows the students to identify their understanding of the learning. We call this “assessment OF learning.” All efforts are made in this course to enable the students to succeed. Thus, these assignments are given opportunities for their comprehension of the material. There are summative quizzes throughout the course and a unit exam at the end of each unit.
There are summative quizzes throughout the course (minor assessments), a unit exam at the end of each unit (major assessments), and the provincial diploma exam at the end of the course.
The school awarded marks:
- Major assessments: 60%.
- Minor assessments: 40%
Once the diploma exam is written, the total school award mark will be weighed 70% of the final mark, and the diploma exam will be weighed 30% of the final mark.
Students will need access to the following:
- Chemistry Data Booklet (students should familiarize themselves with what is in the data booklet and use it consistently throughout the course)
- Textbook resource: Inquiry to Chemistry (Chastko, A., Goldie, J., Mustoe, F., Phillips, I. & Searle, S. 2007) McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Readings and practice questions come from this textbook, so either a hard copy or an electronic copy is necessary. Please ensure you are set up for Alberta Education MYPASS. This is where you will be able to register to write your diploma, order high school transcripts and view your final mark stored on your detailed academic report with Alberta Education upon completion of the course.
Online Sessions – Your daily lessons and assignments will be available on our Google Classroom Portal.
Student/Teacher Communication – Teachers at Prairie Rose will grade your work.