Level 3 Chemistry
Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Gray
Students will learn to appreciate and understand the many ways our lives are touched by chemistry. The course is based on practical experiments, relevant modern chemical theories, and analytical techniques. Students will learn in a visual manner about the patterns of chemical behaviour and central concepts of chemistry. Students who intend to study chemistry at a more advanced level, e.g Health Sciences will receive a solid foundation for further study.
The course includes 2 internal assessments:
You will also have 3 external examinations:
The external assessments all build on to the content covered in Level 2 Chemistry; Thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances, Organic Chemistry, Equilibrium principles in aqueous systems.
Recommended Prior Learning
Require a minimum of 14 credits from Chemistry Level 2, which must include two externals from either AS 2.4, AS 2.5 or AS 2.6.
You may not take this course AND Level 3 General Science.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
The opportunity to purchase revision and study workbooks through the school will be offered, but there is no obligation to purchase these. Suggestions for appropriate workbooks will be provided in the student information sheet issued at the start of the year. The cost is approximately $25.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 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.
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.