Chemistry deals with the composition, structures and properties of matter, the interactions between different types of matter, and the relationship between matter and energy. The chemistry curriculum provides chemistry-related learning experiences for students to develop scientific literacy; enables students to develop interest and maintain a sense of wonder and curiosity about chemistry; develop the ability to think scientifically, critically and creativity, and solve problems individually and collaboratively in chemistry related contexts.
Through the learning of chemistry, it is possible to acquire relevant conceptual and procedural knowledge. A study of chemistry also helps to develop understanding and appreciation of developments in engineering, medicine and other related scientific and technological fields.
Teachers usually make the learning of chemistry to be situated in real-life contexts or laboratory experiment. The adoption of a range of such contexts together with a range of learning and teaching strategies and assessment practices is intended to appeal to students of all abilities and aspirations, and to stimulate interest and motivation for learning.