Year 12 Chemistry    (12CHE)

The following topics are covered:

  • Atomic structure, bonding and related properties
  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Organic compounds
  • Qualitative Chemistry
  • Chemical reactivity

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • C2.1A (AS 91910)  Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis  (4 credits)
  • C2.2B (AS 91911)  Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis  (3 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • C2.4 (AS 91164)  Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes  (5 credits)
  • C2.5 (AS 91165)  Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds  (4 credits)
  • C2.6 (AS 91166)  Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity  (4 credits)


Year 13 Chemistry    (13CHE)

The topics covered in the Year 13 Chemistry course are:

  • Structure of particles and thermochemistry
  • Oxidation and reduction reactions
  • Organic chemistry
  • Acids, bases, and precipitates

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 21 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • AS 91393 (3.7)  Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes  (3 credits)
  • AS 91389 (3.3)  Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us  (3 credits)              

External Standards (Exams)

  • AS 91390 (3.4)  Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances  (5 credits)
  • AS 91391 (3.5)  Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds  (5 credits)
  • AS 91392 (3.6)  Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems  (5 credits)
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