12CHE

NCEA Level 2 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Bound


A chemist’s answer to the question “What is Chemistry?” could easily be, “What in the world isn’t Chemistry?” Chemistry involves a study of everything about us, from the air we breathe and the food we eat, to the chemistry of a comet, the planets, and beyond. Chemistry involves the study of the structure and nature of substances, how they behave chemically, and the synthesis of new substances; in short, taking things apart and putting them together.
Knowledge of chemistry is an essential prerequisite for many science-based careers, e.g. engineering, medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dentistry, consumer science and other scientific university courses. It may also be useful for some polytechnic courses. Chemistry is a subject that helps students to develop their own powers of scientific reasoning and understanding, whatever career they decide upon.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.


Course Overview

Term 1
91910 Assessment week 5/6

Term 2
91167 Assessment week 2/3

Term 3
91166 End of topic assessment week 2
91164 End of topic assessment week 10

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended that students purchase a write-on manual at approximately $30.00
1B8 punched, ringbinder, scientific calculator, pencil, 30cm ruler, blue & black pens, highlighter
These may be discussed and planned throughout the year as appropriate.

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 12 science and/or agriculture credits, including one external standard at the achieved level, plus be enrolled for either 12MAE or 12MAS and either 12EN1 or 12EN2.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91163 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91164 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
5
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91166 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91167 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

A.S. 91910 v1
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.

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