13CHEM
This course requires 1 option.

Year 13 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ngatia Vaike

Senior Chemistry develops the understandings of the composition and properties of matter. Students will use their understanding of the fundamental properties of chemistry to make sense of the world around them. The subject composes of practical work using mathematical and chemistry analysis in application to real life industrial work places.
Practical work is based on reactions, characteristics and properties of different chemicals. Students are required to use accepted science knowledge, vocabulary, symbols, and conventions when evaluating accounts of the natural world. Success in this course is dependant upon the prior knowledge gained from both Junior and Level 1 Science.
The level 3 course then elaborates on the foundation of Chemistry learnt at level 2 with the extension to distinguishing between Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. This knowledge will prepare students

Recommended Prior Learning

11 credits at NCEA Level 2 in Chemistry with 4 from an external exam.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91392 v2 Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
5
5
5
5
3
E
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
5
5
5
5
5
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91390 v2 Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
5
5
5
5
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91393 v2 Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
3
3
3
3
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91388 v2 Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
3
3
3
3
3
I
3
*
Total Credits

Approved subjects for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsment: 21

* 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.

21
21
21
5
21
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 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries