12CHE

NCEA Level 2 Chemistry

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs E. Butterworth

The Level 2 Chemistry course introduces students to the wider world of Chemistry.  It explores the basic fundamentals of Chemistry and how chemistry it is used in society to meet needs, resolve issues and develop new technologies.   It is a full academic programme comprising a combination of internal and external Achievement Standards.  The internal component is practical orientated with assessments that reflect this. Level 2 Chemistry provides the basis for study at Level 3 and aims to prepare students considering careers in areas including Health Sciences, Engineering and Science. 



Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

In order to gain entrance into Level 2 Chemistry students are required to gain 14 Credits or better in NCEA Level 1 Science. As part of this requirement students must Achieve at least 8 external credits, 4 of which must come from the Acids and Bases external. 

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 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. 91165 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
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. 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
A.S. 91910 v1
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4