CH200

Level 2 Chemistry

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Sharp

AIM:
•To provide a basic foundation of knowledge and understanding about Chemistry, useful to an educated citizen.
•To promote the recognition of Chemistry as a distinct scientific discipline.
•To foster an awareness and appreciation of the scientific method and to encourage curiosity about Chemistry.

ENTRY LEVEL: Year 12

PREREQUISITES: 12 credits from SC102 including 90944 Acids and Bases. Entry in
unusual circumstances, without these prerequisites is at the discretion
of the Head of Science.

OBJECTIVES:
On completing this course students should be able to:
•describe the preparation and properties of some common substances and be able to recognise patterns of chemical behaviour
•perform simple quantitative chemical calculations
•understand theories and concepts which account for selected chemical and physical properties of substances
•handle substances and equipment safely and understand the potential hazards of common chemicals
•apply the scientific method competently and confidently.


COURSE CONTENT is chosen from:
•Quantitative Chemistry -- an in-depth approach to chemical formulae, equations and calculations.
•Atomic Structure and Bonding.
•Organic Substances -- alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols and carboxylic acids.
•Principles of Physical Chemistry -- exothermic and endothermic reactions, rates of reaction and factors affecting the rate of a chemical reaction.
•Oxidation -– Reduction reactions.
•Recent chemistry discoveries and developments.


Equipment/Stationery

A set of 2 workbooks are provided by the department for use as texts. However, if a student wishes to write in her workbook, she can purchase them at a cost of $25.

It is of benefit to students to bring a laptop to lessons although they will not be disadvantaged academically if they do not. They may need to access a Chromebook from school instead.

$15 contribution to Education Perfect

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits from SC102 including 90944 Acids and Bases. Entry in
unusual circumstances, without these prerequisites is at the discretion
of the Head of Science.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91163 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91164 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
5
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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. 91166 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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