13CHE

NCEA Level 3 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Blair

This course is designed to give a broad understanding of the principles and concepts of Chemistry.   Chemistry is a science that helps us to describe and explain our world.  

This course aims to prepare you for future studies in Chemistry or meet the requirements for entry to other tertiary courses. 

What will I do in Level 3 Chemistry? 

Level 3 Chemistry builds on many of the concepts learned in Level 2 Chemistry.

 You will continue to develop practical skills, linking observation with chemical species and explaining the observations.

What will I learn in Level 3 Chemistry? 

The content focus of Level 3 Chemistry is

  1. Comparing electrolysis and electrochemical cells. 

  2. Explaining Periodic trends and intermolecular forces.

  3. Understanding how the functional groups of organic molecules determine their reactivity. 

  4. Using spectroscopic data to identify organic molecules 

  5. Applying equilibrium principles to solubility and acid and base behaviour. 


The standards offered in Year 13 aim to provide skills and content knowledge to allow students to pursue a variety of courses in the future. There will be some optional standards and students will be required to make their choices at different times during the year.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Chemistry; gaining 12 credits at Level 2 Chemistry.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationery Requirements: 2 x 1B4, highlighter, Scientific calculator.

Pathway

Analytical chemist
Biotechnologist
Chemical engineer
Clinical scientist, biochemistry
Forensic scientist
Nanotechnologist
Pharmacologist
Scientific laboratory technician
Toxicologist
Environmental consultant
Management consultant
Nuclear engineer
Patent attorney
Radiation protection practitioner
Science writer

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 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. 91392 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
5
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
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: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

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.

Disclaimer

Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.

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