12CHEM
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Year 12 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 dependent 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 for first year Science at University.

Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in Science (including achievement in Chemistry 90930: Carry out a practical investigation, with direction and Science 90944: Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases)