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Level 1 Chemistry - Semester B

Although 2021 timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Kindley

Chemistry is the study of atoms and how they react and how we use this knowledge to make new substances and understand chemical reactions around us. Understanding basic chemistry concepts is important for almost every profession.

Chemistry is involved in everything we do, from growing and cooking food to cleaning our homes and bodies to launching the NZ made Electron rockets from Mahia.

This course will study basic atomic structure, how reactions happen, acids and bases and two practical Internal investigations. The course has 12 credits and can only be done for one semester, It has 4 Numeracy credits.

Chemistry is important for careers in Analytical chemist, Biotechnologist, Chemical engineer
Medicine, Clinical biochemistry, Forensic scientist, Nanotechnologist, Pharmacologist, Toxicology, Environmental, Rocket scientist, Water treatment,

Only pick for one semester.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Cost: Workbook and Education perfect subscription approx $30.

Recommended Prior Learning

Average Grade Above the Standard in Year 10 with a minimum Grade Above the Standard in exam Understanding.

Pathway

If you want to do level 2 Chemistry you must do level 1 Chemistry first.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90947 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.

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