Level 3 Chemistry

L3CHE
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 tertiary study. Students will learn interpretation of spectroscopic data, structure, bonding and energetics of particles, organic chemistry, aqueous systems, and reduction-oxidation 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 authenticityie, 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. 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

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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91388 v2 Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
Assessments:
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3
I
3
*
A.S. 91389 v2 Chemistry 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91390 v2 Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
Assessments:
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Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91392 v2 Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
E
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91393 v2 Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
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.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

Pharmacist, Bio-Chemist, Industrial Chemist, Forensic Scientist


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