12CHE

NCEA Level 2 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Aulsford

Content/Skills:

  • Practical skills are assessed in two internals and require accuracy, equation writing and some calculation work;
  • Structure, bonding and properties of chemicals and energy changes in reactions;
  • Rates of reaction, equilibrium and acids and bases;
  • Reactions that involve electrons being gained or lost; and
  • Organic chemistry - the chemistry of carbon (plastics, fuels, alcohols etc).

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary course contribution: Commercial workbook $25

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 16 Level 1 Science credits including a chemistry standard with at least 12 credits at Merit level or above or in consultation with Head of Science.             

This course needs to be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 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
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91162 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution
3
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
A.S. 91163 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91164 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
5
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. 91166 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
4
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
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: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.