L3 Chemistry

L3CHEM
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 spectroscopic data, types of reactions, energy changes in reactions and organic chemistry.

This course is a prerequisite 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 21 credits at L3.


Course Costs

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


Required Prior Learning

Minimum entry requirement is 13 credits in L2 Chemistry (including two Externals - at Merit/Excellence level advisable) or if given HOD approval.


Course Credit Information
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
3
I
3
*
A.S. 91390 v2 Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91392 v2 Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
3
E
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91393 v2 Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

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

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.