L3 Chemistry - Semester B
Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Kent
Level 3 Chemistry - Semester B
Integration and application of chemistry concepts is a fundamental skill necessary in all aspects of analytical chemistry including biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy, environmental science, chemical engineering
Chemistry seeks to understand the world around us at the atomic level. By understanding the fundamental concept of the atom, nuclear attractive forces and interactions we are better able to make informed decisions.
Fundamental Chemistry concepts are a prerequisite to a range of professional and exciting careers and Chemistry students should develop sufficient scientific awareness and skills to be able to engage with these areas and nurture further interest in them.
Skills and Competencies taught:
- Research skills - Finding and evaluating information
- Communication using language, symbols and text - Be able to justify, relate, evaluate, compare and contrast links between properties of particles, the properties of substances they form, thermochemical principles and related calculations.
- Managing self - Follow health and safety guidelines when working with organic compounds; Recognise and apply understanding of NCEA level of questions when designing problems for Atomic Chemistry
- Participating and contributing:
- Carry out practical activities to determine enthalpies of reactions and distinguish physical properties of substances
- Relating to others – understand the real world applications of organic chemistry and spectroscopy
- Use correct chemistry vocabulary, symbols and conventions
Students wishing to gain Course Endorsement or UE must study both Semester A and B of Level 3 Chemistry.
Prior Learning & Prerequisites
Students must have completed Semester A of Level 3 Chemistry.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.
This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.
Total Credits Available: 11 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 11
At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject. You will need to take both Semesters at Level 3 to earn 14 credits as each semester usually offers 8-10 credits.
Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.