13CHE

Level 3 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Carson-Iles

We will begin Level 3 Chemistry by exploring the concepts of Thermochemistry and starting the learning towards an external exam at the end of the year. This will build on the learning from Atomic, Structure & Bonding from Level 2 Chemistry. Students will then use their knowledge of Chemistry to explore and make sense of oxidation and reduction, in a internal assessment. Then you will have the opportunity to complete a research assessment looking at Chemistry used to extract Aluminium at Tiwai Point in Southland.

Students will then use practical skills to carry out an investigation into the concentration of vitamin C in fruit juice. The final internal assessment is using detective work to analyse different groups in organic molecules. The assessments in Level 3 Chemistry are both practical and research based. Chemistry is a very useful subject for those students looking at studying Science at University. If time allows there maybe an opportunity to complete an external in Organic Chemistry.

For further information see Ms Carson.


Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91387 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.1 - Carry out an investigation in chemistry involving quantitative analysis
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
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
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
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
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

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.