Level 1 Chemistry - Semester B

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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.


Pathway

Level 2 Chemistry - Classic Chemistry - Semester B, Level 2 Chemistry - Colourful Chemistry - Semester A, Level 2 Earth Processes and Events - Semester A, Level 2 Space, Stars and Planets - Semester B

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

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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
1
E
4
A.S. 90947 v4 Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
1
I
4
Total Credits

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

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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.