L2CHEM

L2 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Grattan

This course involves study of the key concepts of Chemistry to enable students to choose further study pathways in this specialist area. 

Chemistry study includes atomic structure, analysis of solutions, types of reactions, energy changes in reactions and organic chemistry. The course is a prerequisite for L3 Chemistry and required for entry into many University and Polytechnic Course pathways.

This course will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, both internal and external, with students having the opportunity to gain up to 20 credits at L2.

Required Prior Learning


Minimum entry requirement is 12 credits in L1 Science or if given HOD approval.



Course Costs

Chemistry Workbook $40. Education Perfect (optional) $20. ICAS Exam (optional) $7

Pathway

Course Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91164 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
5
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11
Term: 2, Week: 3

A.S. 91165 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91166 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6

A.S. 91167 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3

A.S. 91911 v1
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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