NCEA Level 3 Chemistry
Level 3
Number of Credits: 18-21

Entry Recommendations:  NCEA Level 2 Chemistry.

Course Outline:  This course builds on NCEA Level 2 Chemistry with more study in atomic structure, bond energy, equilibrium, acids and bases, volumetric analysis, redox, organics and transition metals.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Experimental design with data analysis and evaluation
  • Application of concepts to everyday situations
  • Communication of scientific ideas
  • Ability to access and select information using a range of sources
  • Laboratory practical skills

Course Costs: Course notes $20.  Education Perfect online study tool $25, ICAS competition $9.50 (optional) 

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91388
Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
3 Credits
 
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 4
AS 91390
Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
5 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 2, week 10; Term 3 week 3
AS 91391
Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
5 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 10 and prelims
AS 91392
Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
5 Credits
Literacy/Numeracy
Examination
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 2
AS 91393
Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
3 Credits
Literacy
Experimental
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
AS 91389
Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us
3 Credits
Literacy
Research
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 10
Level 3 Chemistry