13CHE

Year 13 Chemistry (13CHE)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs F. Aiyaaz

This course is the two external and three internal course. Choosing this course is more suited to students who passed Level 2 Chemistry yet struggled in the external papers. Chemistry credits and knowledge are still the focus for University Entrance, and builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Level 2 Chemistry to extend the students’ understanding of chemical phenomena. Practical work is an integral part of the course. Calculations, equation writing and abstract concepts are involved. The reduced external course will not cover aqueous systems.

 Students may alternatively choose (or be directed into 13CHEE Chemistry advanced (three externals and two internals) based on Year 12 grades.

Pre-requisites

At least 14 credits from the Chemistry NCEA Level 2 course. Students must pass at least 2 external Achievement Standards including achievement at merit level in two externals. The HOD Chemistry may allocate 13CHEE or 13CHE based on pre-requisites.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$27 for Workbooks (purchased at OfficeMax)

Pathway

Students are able to take up heath sciences, nursing, medical research, geochemistry, high school chemistry teacher, food scientist, chemists, forensic science, pharmacy and pharmacology courses at university.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91388 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91389 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91390 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
5
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91391 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
5
5
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91393 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.