Chemistry NCEA 3

Course Details

Level 3 Optional 18 - 24 Credits


To prepare students for Tertiary Courses requiring a Chemical background. A more rigorous consideration of the chemical concepts encountered at NCEA Level 2. Topics include: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table; Reactions; Organic Chemistry; Equilibrium Principles and Aqueous Solution Chemistry; Thermochemistry; Spectroscopy. Chemistry level 3 is a very intellectually demanding course requiring excellent study skills, the ability to ignore distractions in class, good literacy and mathematical abilities and good revision skills. Many of the concepts and knowledge needed require students to work independently. The ideal student has a mature and self motivated attitude to their studies. Success in this course requires a genuine interest in Chemistry as a subject and sciences as a whole.

Entry Requirements:

14 credits in CHE2 and HOF/TIC approval.

Course Contribution:

$30 workbook may be required

Leads To:

U.E. Approved

Available Standards

Some or all of the following will be offered:

Standard Description Level Credits Assessment
91388 Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry. 3 3 Internal
91389 Demonstrate understanding of chemical of processes in the world around us. 3 3 Internal
91390 Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principals and the properties of particles and substances 3 5 External
91391 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds 3 5 External
91392 Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems 3 5 External
91393 Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes 3 3 Internal

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