NCEA Level 2 Chemistry

12CHE
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

NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, NECA Level 3 Science

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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91162 v3 Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution
2
I
3
A.S. 91164 v2 Chemistry 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
2
E
5
Y
A.S. 91165 v2 Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91166 v2 Chemistry 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91167 v2 Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
2
I
3
A.S. 91910 v1 Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

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

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