L3CHE

Level 3 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 tertiary study. Students will learn interpretation of spectroscopic data, structure, bonding and energetics of particles, organic chemistry, aqueous systems, and reduction-oxidation reactions.

Entry is by earning a minimum of fourteen Level 2 Chemistry credits, with at least one external standard from Level 2 Chemistry. Preference will be given to students who have earned grades at Merit and Excellence level. Additionally, students must have earned both Level 1 Literacy and Level 1 Numeracy. Top students may be included in a included in a scholarship programme, working at Level 4.

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. This is a University entrance approved course.  Scholarship Chemistry may be available.  

Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
University chemistry and related fields - chemical engineering, medical industry, soil science, pharmaceuticals.

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. AS91393 - Reduction oxidation processes; AS91390 - Particles and energetics
KEY DATES: Week 3: Titration assessment; Week 5: Redox assessment

Term 2
AS91391 - Organic functional groups; AS91388 - Spectroscopic data
KEY DATES: Week 6: Mid-year examination - AS91390 (3.4 - one hour); Week 10: Assessment spectroscopic data

Term 3
AS91392 - Equilibria & aqueous systems
KEY DATES: Week 10: Derived Grade examinations

Term 4
Revision for external standards and Scholarship
KEY DATES: 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 2 Chemistry credits, with at least one external standard from Level 2 Chemistry. Preference will be given to students who have earned grades at Merit and Excellence level. Additionally, students must have earned both Level 1 Literacy and Level 1 Numeracy.

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
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: 10

A.S. 91389 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91390 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
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: 5
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91391 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
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: 2, Week: 5
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91392 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
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: 10
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91393 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
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: 5

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.

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