Level 3 Chemistry

13CHEM
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Chand

CHEMISTRY
The study of Chemistry seeks to explain the fundamental principles of Chemistry with a
focus on properties of matter and how it reacts. In this course, you will learn about
organic chemistry, spectroscopy, thermochemical principles and acids and bases.
Practical work is an essential part of this course and it will develop your problem-solving
skills and proper laboratory technique. One of the internal standards is a practical
Investigation and you will learn how to apply chemical principles and develop essential
investigative skills.

 This course is an approved UE course. 

  • Endorsement in Chemistry requires students to obtain a minimum of 14 Credits and at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards at either Merit or Excellence level. 

Course Overview

Term 1
AS 91391 Organic Chemistry External 5 credits

AND

AS 91388 Spectroscopy Internal 3 credits

Term 2
AS91393 Oxidation – reduction Internal 3 credits

AND

AS91387 Practical Investigation Internal 4 credits

Term 3
AS 91390 Equilibrium External 5 credits

AND

AS91392 Aqueous Chemistry External 5 credits

Term 4
AS 91392 Aqueous Chemistry External 5 credits

AND

Revision

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Level 3 Chemistry Externals sciPAD and the Level 3 Chemistry Internals sciPAD approximately $25.00.
Calculators will be required.


Recommended Prior Learning

All Level 2 Chemistry External Achievement standards must have been attempted. 


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91387 v2 Chemistry 3.1 - Carry out an investigation in chemistry involving quantitative analysis
3
I
4
Y
4w *
Y
A.S. 91388 v2 Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
3
I
3
*
A.S. 91390 v2 Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91392 v2 Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
3
E
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91393 v2 Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25

* 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: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

PATHWAYS / CAREER RELEVANCE: Chemistry is an important prerequisite for technology, engineering, health science, biochemistry, food science, marine science, microbiology, pharmacology and toxicology, neuroscience, clothing and textiles science. Also useful in the following careers; forensic science, water treatment, teaching, medical testing, fertilizer manufacture, pollution monitoring, brewing, plastic manufacture.


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