L2CHE

Level 2 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills will learners achieve by taking this course?)
Chemistry is the study of materials, their structure, properties and chemical reactivity. This course leads on to Level 3 Chemistry and tertiary study. Students will learn about quantitative and qualitative analysis, structure, bonding and energetics of particles, organic chemistry, chemical reactivity and oxidation-reduction reactions.

Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)

Learning outcomes/Assessment links: See standards list
NOTE: Courses are subject to change with the review of courses at the end of each year. 

Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
This course leads to Level 3 Chemistry.

Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
This is a pure science course.

Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
Teachers make links to the real world with most concepts they introduce to help with understanding and connectedness of ideas.  

Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Students will learn through ICT use for visualisation of abstract ideas, future-relevant foundational understanding of the world, applied mathematics and statistics, scientific writing and scientific investigation and laboratory work.



Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to course theme. AS91161 - quantitative problem solving; AS91162 - Ions in solution (qualitative analysis)
KEY DATES: Week 5: AS91161 - Quantitative; Week 9: AS91162 - Qualitative

Term 2
AS91164 - Particles and energetics; AS91165 - Organic chemistry
KEY DATES: Week 5: Mid-year examination, AS91164 (2.4 - one hour); Week 10: AS91165 - Formative

Term 3
AS91166 - Chemical reactivity; AS91167 - Oxidation-reduction; AS91163 - Report (holidays).
KEY DATES: Week 8: Oxidation-reduction; Week 9 & 10: Derived Grade examinations

Term 4
Revision for externals and further assessment opportunities
KEY DATES: Week 1: Hand in report; Week 4: Further assessment opportunities; Week 5: NCEA examinations

Resource Requirements

Purchasing the SciPad is essential for success. It will cover the topics in far more detail than we are able to in class time.

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is by earning a minimum of fourteen Level 1 Science credits, including the internal Achievement Standard 90947 (Science 1.8 - chemical reactions) and the external Achievement Standard 90944 (Science 1.5 - acids and bases).  Preference will be given to students who have achieved at Merit or Excellence level grades. Additionally, students must have earned both Level 1 Literacy and Level 1 Numeracy.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91161 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out 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: 1, Week: 5

A.S. 91162 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution
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: 9

A.S. 91163 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology
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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

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: 2, Week: 5
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91165 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
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: 2, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 5

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: 9
Term: 4, Week: 5

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: 3, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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