SCH4U Chemistry – Grade 12 (University)

SCH4U online is one of over 160 secondary school courses that Blyth Academy Online offers.

Courses Offered


PREREQUISITE: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation

GRADE: 12 (University)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online



Summer School sessions begin in July & August
Summer School 2021

SCH4U Course Overview

SCH4U online 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. In SCH4U online, emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment. Whether you take this course online or in-person on campus, it’s designed to help prepare students for the next steps in their science education. Both online and in-person offerings of this chemistry course follow the same curriculum.

SCH4U Course Outline

Below is a course outline created by Blyth Academy for college preparatory chemistry. It is the same whether you take this course online or in-person on campus. SCH4U is divided into five units: organic chemistry and how it affects human health and the environment; structure and properties of matter and molecular structure; energy changes and rates of reaction in humans and industry; chemical systems and equilibrium; and electrochemistry in battery building. The five units touch on key topics in chemistry, providing a broad knowledge base for students.
Take a closer look at the details of the five units in this course and read more about how each unit’s essential question relates to what students will learn. The units in SCH4U will provide a solid foundation for future advanced coursework in chemistry as students graduate and move on to college.

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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