NCEA Level 3 Chemistry
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.
A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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.
91393 Assessment week 7
91388 Assessment week 2
91392 End of topic assessment week 9
91389 Optional assessment handed out week 1
91390 End of topic assessment week 7
Potential to begin 91391 for either the exam or for base knowledge.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
1B8 punched, ringbinder,
scientific calculator ,
blue & black pens,
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.
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.
Term: 2, Week: 2
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 8
This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.
Term: 4, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 1, Week: 7
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.
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.