Level 2 Chemistry

L2CHE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

What will I learn and how will I learn?
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.

Conditions of Assessment
Most assessment will be completed with a mixture of in class and out of class time. However, some standards require work only to be completed in class time. This is to ensure authenticity, ie, that all work students submit is their own. It is important that students understand the conditions of assessment for these standards and that they direct any questions about when and how they are able to work on them to their teacher. The teachers will be working together to get the best results for students as individuals from their year of study.  There will be two school examinations. These will be set and marked to the same standard as NZQA.  They are very good indicators for progress towards gaining NCEA, and students should take them seriously by preparing themselves through revision.

Submitting Internal Assessments
It is important that students take note of the due dates for their internal assessments. All internal assessments must be submitted on or prior to the due date, unless prior approval has been granted for special circumstances (refer to NCEA guidelines or talk to their teacher about this). Assessments that are submitted after the due date, without prior approval, will receive a Not Achieved.

Resubmissions and Reassessments
All standards have a resubmission opportunity.  Time and pace of learning will dictate whether further assessment opportunities can occur.


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

Pathway

Level 3 Chemistry

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.


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. 91161 v3 Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out quantitative analysis
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I
4
Y
A.S. 91162 v3 Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution
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2
I
3
A.S. 91163 v2 Chemistry 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology
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2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91164 v2 Chemistry 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
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2
E
5
Y
A.S. 91165 v2 Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
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2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91166 v2 Chemistry 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
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2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91167 v2 Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
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2
I
3
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Pharmacist, Bio-Chemist, Industrial Chemist, Forensic Scientist


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