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NCEA Level 3 Chemistry
Level 3
Number of Credits: up to 21

Entry Recommendations:  NCEA Level 2 Chemistry.

Course Outline:  This course builds on NCEA Level 2 Chemistry. This course covers atomic structure, bonding and properties of substances, organic chemistry, spectroscopy, thermochemistry 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

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
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 3
AS 91390
Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
5 Credits
Assessment Period - prelims
AS 91391
Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
5 Credits
Assessment Period - prelims
AS 91392
Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
5 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 1
AS 91393
Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
3 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 5
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