NCEA Level 2 Chemistry 201
Teacher in Charge: C. Harrington
This course covers how and why atoms join together to form new chemical substances and the properties these substances have. A broad range of topics are covered including chemical quantities, energy changes, carbon compounds and structure & bonding. Students investigate redox, precipitation, acid-base and organic reactions through practical work.
A knowledge of Chemistry is essential to understand the physical world around us. Life itself is a complex mixture of interacting chemical substances and everything that helps or harms us is a made of atoms or molecules. This course creates an awareness of the important role Chemistry plays in our technological society and provides a good foundation for further study in any area of Science.
Chemical Reactivity is an optional external standard that may be done with the HOD's consent.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A Scipad workbook is used for classwork and homework ($30)
Recommended Prior Learning
Compulsory: 14 credits in Level 1 Science with at least 8 being from external credits, preferably including Achievement Standard 90944 (Acids and Bases)
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.