L2CHEM

Level 2 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Hill

Chemistry is the study of matter; what substances are made of and how they react with each other. It is a body of knowledge and also an activity. Chemistry is what Chemists do. 

 This course is the first serious study of Chemistry. Examples of the topics covered are: 

• inorganic and organic substances and their reactions 

• atomic structure and bonding analysis - ways of finding what is present and how much is present, types of reactions, properties of reactions; how fast, energy changes, and completeness of reactions. 



Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 14 credits in Level 1 Science,  pass the Acids and Bases external with at least a Merit grade, or HOF/TIC (Head of Faculty/Teacher in Charge) approval.

Any student taking two or more courses that require significant time away from school (such as ODED, OELS, or Gateway) may find it difficult to cope with the demands of this course. In this case, entry will be subject to an interview with the HOF Science.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is likely to be some expense involved in the purchase of a write-on workbook, which covers the topics taught.

Pathway

In deciding whether to take Chemistry or not the question you should ask is not "What jobs could I do if I take Chemistry?" but "What jobs would I not be able to do if I don't take Chemistry?" Some career areas that require Chemistry are Nursing, Forestry, Engineering, Food Science, Horticulture, Medicine, Technicians, and Agriculture.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 91167 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
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
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91911 v1
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  

Costs

The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.