Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry provides explanations for the properties of materials and provides us with ways of transforming materials into new and useful substances. It helps us to understand the changes that we see occurring in the natural and physical world and allows us to make educated choices about consumer products.
Some chemists work in laboratories designing new materials used in products such as medicines, food and beverage flavourings, superconductors, and vaccines.

However, studying chemistry provides a good training for a wide range of careers including, marketing and project managers, environmental scientists and forensic scientist. Employers value the key skills of numeracy, problem solving and communication that are an integral part of all chemistry courses. Any student considering a Science based course at Tertiary level should study Chemistry at school.

T.I.C – Miss Pickering

Year 12 A minimum of 8 credits in an NCEA Level 1 Science Course, including Science 1.5 and a minimum of 12 achievement standard credits in NCEA Level 1 Mathematics.

Year 13 14 Credits in Level 2 Chemistry including 91164 AND 91166, or at discretion of H.O.D

The Year 12 course is a complete course in itself, suitable for those who will not continue in the subject, and for those who intend studying chemistry at Year 13 and beyond.

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

91161 2.1  |  Quantitative Analysis  |  4  |  Internal

91162 2.2  |  Identification of Ions  |  3  |  Internal (time permitting)

91163 2.7  | Oxidation – Reduction Reactions  |  3  |  Internal

91164 2.4  |  Bonding, Structure and Energy Changes  |  5  |  External

91165 2.5  |  Organic Substances  |  4  |  External

91166 2.6  |  Chemical Reactivity  |  4   |  External

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

91388 3.2  |  Understanding Spectroscopic data in Chemistry  |  3  |  Internal

91393 3.7  |  Describe oxidation-reduction processes  |  3  |  Internal

91390 3.4  |  Describe the properties of particles and thermochemical principals  |  5  |  External

91391 3.5  |  Describe the properties of organic compounds  |  5  |  External

91392 3.6  |  Describe aqueous solutions using equilibrium principles  |  5  |  External

91389 3.3  |  Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us  |  3  |  Internal (Optional)