NCEA Level 2 Chemistry

12CHE
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.


Course Overview

Term 1
91910 Assessment week 5/6

Term 2
91167 Assessment week 2/3
91393 Assessment week 5/6

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

Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Chemistry

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 12MA1 or 12MA2 and either 12EN1 or 12EN2.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91164 v2 Chemistry 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
5
Y
A.S. 91165 v2 Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91166 v2 Chemistry 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91167 v2 Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
A.S. 91393 v2 Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91910 v1 Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 3

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Chemistry: Pharmacist, Bio-Chemist, Industrial Chemist, Forensic Scientist


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.