IBDP Chemistry (German – HL /SL)

Course description and objectives:

The language of the course is German.

The chemistry course is classified under the 4th group, which is the experimental sciences. The IB Diploma high-level Chemistry Course combines academic learning with the acquisition of practical and research skills. The chemistry course is designed to encourage the development of experimental skills, the use of mathematical skills, and the development of information technology skills. Apart from that, students should know how scientists work with chemistry classes and communicate with each other.

The DP Chemistry course aims to provide students with the following opportunities:

  1. Recognition of science and creativity in a global context through stimulating and challenging opportunities
  2. Acquisition of knowledge, methods, and techniques that characterize science and technology
  3. Application of knowledge, methods, and techniques that characterize science and technology
  4. To develop the ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize scientific knowledge
  5. Developing a critical awareness of the necessity and value of effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities
  6. Development of experimental and investigative scientific skills, including the use of up-to-date technologies
  7. Developing and applying 21st-century communication skills in scientific studies
  8. Being critical as a global citizen about the ethical implications of using science and technology
  9. Developing an understanding of the possibilities and limitations of science and technology
  10. Understanding the relations between scientific disciplines and their effects on other fields of knowledge.

Curriculum outline and content:

Main Topics (Basic) Additional high-level (AHL)
1. Stoichiometric Relations 12. Structure of the Atom
2. Structure of the Atom 13. Periodic Table- Transition metals
3. Periodicity 14. Chemical Bond and Structure
4. Chemical Bond and Structure 15. Energy / Thermochemistry
5. Energy / Thermochemistry 16. Chemical Kinetics
6. Chemical Kinetics 17. Balance
7. Balance 18. Acids and Bases
8. Acids and Bases 19. Redox Processes
9. Redox Processes 20. Organic Chemistry
10. Organic Chemistry 21. Measurement and Analysis
11. Measurement and Data
Optional Topics  
(choose one of four options) Application Chart
A. Materials Other practice activities
B. Biochemistry Individual research (considered internally)
C. Energy Group 4 Project
D. Medicinal Chemistry  

Assessment Information:

External Assessment SL:

Paper 1: Time: 45min / Weight: 20% / Score: 30
(30 multiple-choice questions (Basic))

Paper 2: Time: 75min / Weight: 40% / Score: 50
(Short answer and extended answer questions (Main Topics))

Paper 3: Time: 60min/ Weight: 20% / Score: 35
(Data-based and applied questions plus short answer and phased answer questions (Elective Topics))

External Assessment HL:

Paper 1: Time: 60min / Weight: 20% / Score: 40
(40 multiple choice questions (Basic))

Paper 2: Time: 2s 15min / Weight: 36% / Score: 95
(Short answer and extended answer questions (Basic))

Paper 3: Time: 1h 15min/ Weight: 24% / Score: 45
(Data-based and applied questions plus short answer and phased answer questions (Elective Topics))

Internal Assessment HL ve SL:

Individual Research: Time: 10 hours / Weight: 20%/ Points: 24
(6 to 12 pages of Review and Article Writing)