12CH

Level 2 Chemistry

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Gray

This course helps students to develop an understanding and use of central concepts and patterns in Chemistry, and the carrying out of qualitative investigations.  Students will learn to apply their knowledge of chemistry to explain aspects of the natural world and how chemistry is used in society to meet needs, resolve issues, and develop new technologies.

The course includes 2 internal assessments:

  1. Oxidation-reduction reactions - carrying out and explaining these types of reactions.
  2. Quantitative chemistry - carrying out a titration to analyse the concentration of a chemical in a consumer product.

You will also have 3 external examinations:

  1. Structure, bonding and energy changes – explain how the structure and bonding within a solid give it specific properties.  Calculate the energy changes involved in different reactions.
  2. Organic Chemistry – learn about the functional groups of key organic molecules and how to convert one to another.
  3. Chemical reactivity – explain equilibrium reactions and how they can be manipulated to increase production.  Investigate acid-base reactions and learn to calculate pH and ion concentrations. Explore ways to increase the rate of different reactions.



Recommended Prior Learning

Require a minimum of 12 Credits from level 1 Science which must include AS 90944 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases (external).

You may not take this course AND Level 2 General Science.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91161 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out 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. 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. 91165 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

  • meeting any course entry requirements
  • minimum class sizes
  • the availability of teaching staff

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.