12CHE

12 Chemistry

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

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Rainey

The Year 12 Chemistry course relates to Level 7 of The Material World strand of the New Zealand Curriculum. This course is designed to follow on from the Year 11 Chemistry course.

Chemistry is about understanding the properties of different substances and how these substances can change.  Chemistry allows us to predict how substances may alter when the surrounding conditions change, or how they may react to form new substances, and to explain why this happens. Chemists are continually changing matter into new and more useful forms.

Chemistry goes on continuously, all around us; in plants that make food and in animals that digest this food, in the burning of fuels and corrosion of metals, in the formation of snow and ice, in industries that supply us with all our household products, and in the many biological processes that maintain the living world.

Chemists use their understanding of atoms, molecules and ions to explain and predict the properties and behaviour of different materials.

Course Achievement Objectives

The objectives of the Year 12 chemistry course are to enable students to:

  • investigate and describe production, properties and uses of substances
  • understand and use chemistry concepts and patterns to explain properties of matter
  • obtain, interpret and use a range of chemical information
  • gain practical skills in handling substances and manipulating equipment safely.

Content
Quantitative Chemistry, Organic Substances, Chemical Reactivity (Reaction Rates, Equilibrium, Acids and Bases), Bonding, Structure, Properties and Energy Changes of Substances, Oxidation and Reduction Reactions.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Chemistry

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$20 for Education Perfect, recommended for learning enhancement.

Assessment Information

In addition to the NCEA assessments, you will be provided with practice tests in class as time allows.
You will be given an opportunity for a practice assessment on the externally assessed achievement standards through the school examinations. Your exams will be returned, along with a set of answers, so will be available to use as revision for the external assessments.

Pathway

Tertiary courses with study leading to a scientifically related field such as medical or health sciences, pharmacy, veterinary science, physiotherapy and food technology.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 91167 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.