12CHE

NCEA Level 2 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Roberts

A chemist’s answer to the question “What is Chemistry?” could easily be, “What in the world isn’t Chemistry?” Chemistry involves a study of everything about us, from the air we breathe and the food we eat, to the chemistry of a comet, the planets, and beyond. Chemists study the structure and nature of substances, how they behave chemically and use their knowledge to synthesise new substances with useful properties.

During the year, an NCEA Level 2 Chemistry student will be involved in experimental work and this is an integral part of the course.The content of the course at Year 12 is based on the achievement standards developed from level 7 of the Chemistry in the New Zealand Curriculum document. Topics studied include atomic structure, chemical bonding, organic chemistry, chemical analysis, energy and speed of reactions and the many different types of chemical reactions.

Knowledge of Chemistry is an essential prerequisite for many science-based careers, e.g. engineering, medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dentistry, consumer science and other scientific university courses.  It may also be useful for some polytechnic courses. 

Chemistry is a subject that helps students to develop their own powers of scientific reasoning and understanding, whatever career they decide upon.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 Achievement Standard credits in NCEA level 1 Science courses including the Chemistry external standard (AS90944 or 90934) or by HOD approval.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Approximately $30 for a workbook.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 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
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
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
A.S. 91910 v1
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Pathway Tags

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