13CHE

NCEA Level 3 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Bound

The content of the chemistry course at Year 13 is based on the NCEA Level 3 Chemistry achievement standards. This course expands on the knowledge you covered in Level 2 and focuses on the composition and properties of matter, the energy involved as it undergoes change and understanding the nature of particles to predict the properties and reactions of materials.
Chemistry has been described as the “central science” because there are few sciences where at least some knowledge of chemistry is not a requirement. It may be advisable for those considering a career based in the sciences to check what level of chemistry is required, since many university and some polytechnic courses require chemistry equivalent to or beyond Year 13 level.


Course Overview

Term 1
91388 Assessment week 5/6
91393 Assessment week 10

Term 2
91392 End of topic assessment week 8

Term 3
91389 Optional assessment handed out week 1
91390 End of topic assessment week 6
Potential to begin 91391 for either the exam or for base knowledge.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B8 punched, ringbinder,
scientific calculator ,
pencil,
30cm ruler,
blue & black pens,
highlighter
Physics: also needs 14J8 graph paper.
It is recommended that students purchase a write-on manual at approximately $30.

Recommended Prior Learning

3 Achievement standards at achieved level or higher from level 2 chemistry achievement standards.
12 credits from Level 2 mathematics.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91388 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry

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

3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4

A.S. 91389 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us
3
3
3
3

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91390 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances

External Exam

5
5
5
5
Level: 3
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. 91391 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds

Not offered in 2020. 

5
5
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91392 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems

Assessment will occur during derived grade week. 

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

5
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 91393 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes

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

3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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.