CHEMISTRY 31F - Full Year

CHE31F
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Williams

This course is a study of the structure and physical and chemical behaviour of materials and extends the knowledge and skills acquired in the Year 12 course. This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of chemistry needed to be successful in tertiary courses which have a Chemistry component to them.

Topics include:
• organic compounds
• solutions, acid and alkalis
• atoms and energy changes
• analytical chemistry

This course provides a minimum of 18 credits towards NCEA level 3 and the standards assessed will be selected from the list below.

If a student achieves 14 Level 3 credits in this course it will be counted as an approved subject for University Entrance.

There is a possible field trip to the University of Canterbury Chemistry Department.

Future Possibilities
Year 13 Chemistry provides a useful background for tertiary studies in the sciences, engineering, medicine, agriculture, horticulture and forestry. This is an essential course for those wishing to pursue health sciences, engineering or science at University.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$35.00 for a course book.


Recommended Prior Learning

At least 14 credits in Level 2 Chemistry


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. 91392 v2 Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
3
E
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
3
E
5
Y
*
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. 91388 v2 Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
3
I
3
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* 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: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.