Grade 12 Chemistry
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Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Academy, providing SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 Course and Tutoring, for you to excel at grade 12 Chemistry. Our course instructors and tutors have deep experience in SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12, for you to understand the concepts and be able to tackle application / thinking problems, which many students lose their marks.

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SCH4U Course - Chemistry Grade 12

SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 is the key grade 12 course for students going into life science or engineering. This course, in our opinion is one of the 3 toughest courses in high school (the other two being physics 12 and calculus). This course contains lots of application, situation based questions and students are required to understand the concept and apply his knowledge in these situation based questions. Memorizing equations or steps will never work. We teach important techniques to for students to excel in this course.

Chemistry 11, University Preparation
12 (University)
Ministry of Education:
Curriculum Format:
A. In Person lesson 110 hours (credit granted)
B. Online live lesson 110 hours (credit granted)
C. Tutoring (non credit)
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Private SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12

In Person, Classroom Lectures (Credit Course)
Grade 12 Physics
Grade 12 Chemistry
Grade 12 Chemistry
Experience our Online Live Teaching (Credit Course)
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Experience our online live teaching that is fully interactive. Our students participate and clarify their understanding, rather than sitting passively watching a screen.
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Experience our online live teaching where our teachers explain complicated concepts in an easy to understand, step by step manner. We facilitate understanding of the student, not memorizing.

Benefits to Students
in taking SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12
Private Credit with QEA:

1. Small Class Sizes

To maintain the quality of our lessons, class size is limited to a max of 9 students, giving students the opportunity to ask questions throughout an on-going lecture.

2. Step by Step

Our focus is to build step by step on the students’ understanding of the materials. We turn complex concepts into simpler steps for our students to absorb and understand.

3. Building

For our students who are applying to universities, building a better foundational knowledge is key to success.

4. One on One Attention:

We structure a work period in each of our lessons that our teachers walk around and help each student one by one. In our online live class, each student will get a ‘slice’ of time, where our teacher will enter their virtual room, to work with them one by one. This will help clarify any misunderstanding immediately.

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One on one private tutoring SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 course

Queen Elizabeth Academy’s Private Tutoring Program provides our students with one on one, personalized tutoring lessons that are based on a step by step, easy to understand methodology.

Our Approach of Tutoring for
SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12

At QEA, we focus on tutoring the students and build his or her foundation and understanding. Our tutoring approach facilitates independent thinking, so that our students can analyze the questions properly. Our tutors go through math and science lessons step by step, and make sure that you have a firm foundation before they move onto more complex math and science concepts.

1. Step by step explanation

For our science and math tutoring programs, we focus on providing step by step explanations during the tutoring session, facilitating the student’s understanding of the math and science concepts.

2. Building Foundations

Math and science are cumulative. Therefore, building a good foundation is important for the student’s long-term success. In our math and science tutoring, we focus on clarifying the student’s knowledge gaps to help them build a good foundation in math and science.

3. Organize Knowledge

Our tutors will categorize types of problems and organize knowledge making it easier for students to retain.

Math, English and Science tutoring is provided at QEA in major cities in Canada such as Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Milton. By helping our students build a good foundation in Mathematics, Science and English they have achieved academic success.

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SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 and other courses


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Diana J.
English Teacher
PhD candidate, English literature. York University. 6+ teachers of teaching experience. Teaching university level tutorials at York University.
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Math Teacher
Certified Teacher. Master degree in Education. Nikki has been QEA math teacher for 6 years and have over 1,000+ hours of teaching experience.
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Chemistry and Biology Teacher
Master graduate in Science, University of Toronto Angela explains how we take an extra step during Covid 19 period, to support our students and ensure that they get a good foundation.
Ben T.
English Teacher
Teaches:  English grade 5 to 12

PhD Candidate, English literature

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Harvard University

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Teaches:  Calculus, Chemistry, Physics

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Renuka R.
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Teaches:  Chemistry

1200+ hours of tutoring experience.  Specialized in making complex concepts easy to understand

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Math Teacher
Teaches:  Calculus, Grade 9-12 Math

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and 27+ tutors each specializing in a subject area, grade and student’s need

Tutors at QEA are highly qualified to help students in areas like Math, Science, Chemistry and Physics. QEA services are provided in major cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Markham. In order for students to be successful in the long run, QEA focuses on building foundations and developing their skills.

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a grade 12 student admitted to Laurier Business
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a grade 12 student admitted to McGill University
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admitted to Western University

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Admitted to Queen’s University student alumni of QEA enrolled in QEA English 12 private credit course

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Queen’s Engineering
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SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12
Private Credit Course Overview

SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 is one of the most important Science courses in grade 12 for university admission

SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 - Course Description

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

What is taking SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 like?

Grade 12 Chemistry is one of the most challenging courses in Ontario high schools, and it's the same with Physics. As with typical chemistry problems, many of the questions are based on possible outcomes since Chemistry deals with so many diverse elements (e.g., what is the product of reacting chemical X with Y).

Many students are not familiar with this type of problem-solving strategy, so they prefer step-based or formulaic-based problems. But science students cannot escape this in the university, so they'll have to learn the skills.

The complexity of the concepts in Grade 12 Chemistry is high and may sometimes be frustrating. They include enthalpy, orbitals, equilibrium, and organic nomenclature, which most chemistry students usually find tasking.

Tips to succeed in SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12

A vital tip to remember when studying chemistry is not to allow yourself to become lost in details. There's always a ‘big picture’ concept in any given unit, so keep an eye out for that. To help you visualize these concepts, it's a good idea to organize your work into a flow chart. This strategy displays the essential concepts and how they're connected one to another. As a result, you'll be able to handle tests much better.

Always try to understand the “why” behind every concept you encounter or the reason a concept is essential instead of merely memorizing things. For example, the boiling point of an organic compound reflects the strength of the intermolecular force of attraction holding its molecules together. A good grasp of these concepts will help you adapt to situational problems in chemistry.

FAQ for SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 course

How is QE chemistry SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 tutor different from others?

QE chemistry tutoring is a lesson based tutoring. This means we actively teach the lesson and go through the problems step by step.

What are QE's credentials?

QE is Ministry accredited, which means we offer high school courses. We know the curriculum of each subject inside-out. We know what foundation building block is important leading to the next grade. As we have worked with 5,000+ students over the past 9 years, we are familiar with the common weakness and challenge they face on each subject. Therefore, we focus on what matters most to achieve success. Our students were admitted to top universities: Waterloo, Laurier, Queen's, Western, McGill with scholarship from $2,000 to $50,000.

How can chemistry SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 tutoring help my child?

QE chemistry tutoring explains the concept in a way your child can understand, and build his or her foundation of understanding. This is the basis to achieve higher grades in chemistry.

How much do SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12 tutors charge?

At QEA, our rates are very profitable for Chemistry Tutors and we provide a lot more values on the rate we charge. We bring out the best in our students with our well structured activities. Our tutors are their coach, acting as a model for academic success.

Should I get a tutor for SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12?

Chemistry is cumulative, which means if you fall behind, your problem will persist and drag further behind if you wait. It's better to have a professional tutor from QEA to clarify your misunderstanding, tackle the key application problems. This will save you time, drive your performance, and help you to achieve higher grade. It will reduce so much stress from you.

Who is the best tutor for SCH4U Chemistry Grade 12?

Come to QEA! Our Chemistry tutoring team is very experienced, where their average tenure is 3 years. We don't switch tutors in and out, unlike our competitors, because they never have a stable team of good tutors.


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Early on in high school, I knew I wanted to apply to the top business schools in Canada, which led me to focus my attention on getting accepted to both the Western and Queen’s business programs. QE has given me significant support in my academic well-being as well as giving advice on ... [to be continued]

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In Grade 12, managing your time is critical. You need to allocate your limited resources (i.e. your time) on what matters most. This principle applies to various tasks from focusing your energy on the most important subjects, to scoring the test questions you know first, to focusing on one or two job experiences or extracurricular activities that make you stand out....
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QEA student alumni

Attaining AEO status to the Western Ivey School of Business is not an easy task. However, with the right approach and execution, getting into this competitive program can certainly be done.

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by Colin H.
admitted to Queen’s Commerce
QEA student alumni

While applying to universities, many students will focus on their grades, but have often neglected the importance of the application essay. You should start early (one to two months before the deadline) and compose at least 4-5 drafts on each essay.

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OVERALL EXPECTATIONS for Chemistry grade 12

Scientific investigation Skills And career exploration for Chemistry grade 12

A1. demonstrate scientific investigation skills (related to both inquiry and research) in the four areas of skills (initiating and planning, performing and recording, analyzing and interpreting, and communicating);

- A1.1formulate relevant scientific questions about to collect observations and data observed relationships, ideas, problems, or issues, make informed predictions, and/or for- mulate educated hypotheses to focus inquiries or research

A2. identify and describe careers related to the fields of science under study, and describe the contributions of scientists, including Canadians, to those fields.

-A2.1 identify and describe a variety of careers related to the fields of science under study (e.g., food and drug analyst, chemical safety officer, nurse practitioner, consumer protection specialist, metallurgy technologist, environmental and waste management technician, geochemist) and the education and training necessary for these careers

Organic chemistry for Chemistry grade 12

B1. assess the social and environmental impact of organic compounds used in everyday life, and propose a course of action to reduce the use of compounds that are harmful to human health and the environment;

-B1.1assess the impact on human health, society, and the environment of organic compounds used in everyday life (e.g., polymers, nutritional supplements, food additives, pharmaceuticals, pesticides) [AI, C]

B2. investigate organic compounds and organic chemical reactions,andusevariousmethodstorepresent the compounds;

-B2.1 use appropriate terminology related to or- ganic chemistry, including, but not limited to: organic compound, functional group, saturated hydrocarbon, unsaturated hydrocarbon, structural isomer, stereoisomer, and polymer [C]

B3. demonstrate an understanding of the structure, properties, and chemical behaviour of compounds within each class of organic compounds.

-B3.1 compare the different classes of organic compounds, including hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, ethers, amines, and amides, by describing the similarities and differences in names and structural formulae of the compounds within each class

Structure and properties of matter for Chemistry grade 12

C1. C1. assess the benefits to society and evaluate the environmental impact of products and technologies that apply principles related to the structure and properties of matter;

-C1.1 assess the benefits to society of technologies that are based on the principles of atomic and molecular structures (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], infrared spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, nuclear energy, medical appli- cations of spectroscopy and mass spectrometry) [AI, C]

C2. investigate the molecular shapes and physical properties of various types of matter;

C2.1 use appropriate terminology related to struc- ture and properties of matter, including, but not limited to: orbital, emission spectrum, energy level, photon, and dipole [C]

C3. demonstrate an understanding of atomic structure and chemical bonding, and how they relate to the physical properties of ionic, molecular, covalent network, and metallic substances.

C3.2 explain how experimental observations and inferences made by Ernest Rutherford and Niels Bohr contributed to the development of the planetary model of the hydrogen atom

energy changes and rates of reaction for Chemistry grade 12

D1. analyse technologies and chemical processes that are based on energy changes, and evaluate them in terms of their efficiency and their effects on the environment;

D1.1 analyse some conventional and alternative energy technologies (e.g., fossil fuel–burning power plants, hydro-powered generators, solar panels, wind turbines, fuel cells), and evaluate them in terms of their efficiency and impact on the environment [AI, C]

D2. investigate and analyse energy changes and rates of reaction in physical and chemical processes, and solve related problems;

D2.1 use appropriate terminology related to energy changes and rates of reaction, including, but not limited to: enthalpy, activation energy, endothermic, exothermic, potential energy, and specific heat capacity [C]

D3. demonstrate an understanding of energy changes and rates of reaction.

-D3.1 compare the energy changes resulting from physical change (e.g., boiling water), chemical reactions (e.g., bleaching a stain), and nuclear reactions (e.g., fission, fusion), in terms of whether energy is released or absorbed

Sources: Ministry of Education Ontario:

Course organization for Chemistry grade 12

Unit 1Organic Chemistry13 hours
Unit 2Structure and Properties of Matter22 hours
Unit 3Energy Changes and Rates of Reaction20 hours
Unit 4Chemical Systems and Equilibrium24 hours
Unit 5Electrochemistry24 hours
Final Assessment Tasks7 hours

Total Hours 110 hours


Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources (including assignments, demonstrations, projects, performances and tests) that accurately reflects how well students are achieving the curriculum expectations.

Evaluation is the process of judging the quality of a student’s work on the basis of established achievement criteria, and assigning a value to represent that quality.

The term score will be divided into 4 categories:

  • Knowledge (30 – 35%)
  • Applications (20 – 25%)
  • Thinking / Inquiry (15-20%)
  • Communications (10-15%)

Teaching/learning strategies for SPH3U physics 12

  • Whole-class, small group, and individual instruction;
  • Electronic technology – use of dynamic software, calculators, the Internet, spreadsheets and multi-media in activities, demonstrations and investigations;
  • Encourage maximum student participation in classroom activities;
  • Share the rubrics for culminating activities at the beginning of the unit, so expectations are clear
  • Encourage inquiry – questioning, investigating, communicating in a variety of ways;
  • Provide opportunities to acquire knowledge and apply that knowledge in a variety of contexts;
  • Identify & address different learning styles throughout the course;
  • Use self- and peer assessments;
  • Encourage brainstorming, exchange of ideas, debating;
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for learning;
  • Encourage students to apply individual/group learning skills;
  • Respect cultural differences of international students.


When planning a program in science, teachers must take into account considerations in a number of important areas, including those discussed below:

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