NCEA Level 2 Chemistry
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 23

Entry Recommendation:  Merit or above in Level 1 Science 90934 or Achievement in all aspects of Level 1 Chemistry or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This course covers energetics of chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, volumetric and qualitative analysis, atomic chemistry, organic chemistry and oxidation-reduction.

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: $20 for write-on notes.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Chemistry.

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

AS 91911
Carry out an investigation into chemiscal species present in a sample using qualitative analysis
3 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 1, week 10
AS 91910
Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using qualitative analysis
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 5
AS 91164
Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
5 Credits
Assessment Period - prelims
AS 91165
Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4, week 2
AS 91166
Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
4 Credits
Assessment Period - prelims
Level 2 Chemistry