Level 3 Chemistry
Teacher in Charge: Ms U. Mehta
LEARNING ACTIVITIES: A range of learning experiences is designed to cater to different learning styles, including extensive practical work and modelling. There is a focus on problem-solving and analytical techniques. Homework is an essential part of the course and students can expect to have regular tasks set.
Chemistry is an important prerequisite for technology, engineering, health science, biochemistry, food science, marine science, microbiology, pharmacology and toxicology, neuroscience, clothing and textiles science. Also useful in the following careers; forensic science, water treatment, teaching, medical testing, fertilizer manufacture, pollution monitoring, brewing, plastic manufacture etc.
Recommended Prior Learning
All Level 2 Chemistry external exams must have been attempted. Students must gain Achieved or higher in AS91164 ‘Bonding, Structure and Energy Changes’ AND AS91166 ‘Chemical Reactivity’.
Students must have a strong level of attainment at Level 2 Literacy.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21
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.
It is the policy of Lynfield College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.