Chemistry - Level 3

CHE3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Ibbitson

Chemistry is the study of the world around you. In particular, the microscopic world of atoms, ions and molecules.

• Thermochemistry
• Oxidation reduction processes
• Atomic, molecular and ionic properties
• Organic compounds
• Aqueous solutions, acids and solubility
• Spectroscopy


Pathway

Chemistry - University or NZ Scholarship

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 2, or achieved fewer than 13 credits externally in that course, you will need HOD approval.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91393 v2 Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 4
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91392 v2 Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9
3
E
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11
Term: 2, Week: 7
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91390 v2 Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 2, Week: 12
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91388 v2 Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 4
Term: 2, Week: 7
3
I
3
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.