NCEA Level 3 Chemistry
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
Comparing electrolysis and electrochemical cells.
Explaining Periodic trends and intermolecular forces.
Understanding how the functional groups of organic molecules determine their reactivity.
Using spectroscopic data to identify organic molecules
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.
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.
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.
Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.