Chemistry Level 3

CHM3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Recommended Prior Learning


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


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

Learning Areas:

Science



Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Software Developer, Chemist, Marine Biologist, Electronics Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Mechanical Engineer, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Forensic Scientist, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Marine Engineer, Food Technologist, Forestry Scientist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Data Analyst

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
Pathway Tags

Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse, Pharmacist, Bio-Chemist, Industrial Chemist, Forensic Scientist, Medical Radiation Technician


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.