Level 3 Chemistry

3CHE
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Conyers

This course is for those students who want to build on their interest and knowledge gained from 2CHE course. It focuses on the structure of particles and thermochemistry, the chemistry of organic substances, aqueous systems and also provides a choice between developing skills in interpreting data from spectrometry and exploring redox reactions. Students will complete 3 compulsory standards and make a selection between 2 others for a total of 18 credits. This course provides a foundation for further study at tertiary level in fields such as Health Science, Engineering and Biochemistry.


Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits from 2CHE which must include  at least 1 merit from the external examinations or formative exams. A good grounding in the content of all the 2CHE externals is essential (individual cases may be considered in consultation with Mrs. Conyers).


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91388 v2 Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
3
I
3
*
A.S. 91390 v2 Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91392 v2 Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
3
E
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91393 v2 Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
3
I
3
Y
*
Total 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.

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