CHM3

Chemistry Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Chemistry Level 3

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 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 Level 3.

 This course is a prerequisite for entry into many University and Polytechnic Course pathways.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS91393 Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes Internal 3 Credits
AS91388 Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry Internal 3 Credits

Term 2
AS91387 Carry out an investigation in chemistry involving quantitative analysis Internal 4 Credits
AS91390 Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances External 5 Credits

Term 3
AS91391 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds External 5 Credits

Term 4
Revision

Recommended Prior Learning


Achieved or better in any two of the Level 2 Chemistry achievement standards in derived grades. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook $30

Assessment Information

Assessments
AS91393 Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes Internal 3 Credits
AS91387 Carry out an investigation in chemistry involving quantitative analysis Internal 4 Credits
AS91388 Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry Internal 3 Credits
AS91390 Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances External 5 Credits
AS91391 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds External 5 Credits
Total 20 Credits

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91387 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.1 - Carry out an investigation in chemistry involving quantitative analysis
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
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. 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: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

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

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.