Level 2 Chemistry


12 credits for Level 1 Science A, which must include AS90944 and 90930.

Course description:

This course is aimed at developing critical scientific thinking skills and leads directly to Level 3 Chemistry, and is also a prerequisite for nursing and other medical sciences and most engineering courses at tertiary level

Topics covered:

Practical courses with practical internal assessments:

  • Qualitative chemistry — identifying ions in solution
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Oxidation-reduction reactions

Theoretical courses that are externally assessed:

  • Looking at the bonding, structure and properties of substances, and energy of reactions
  • Properties of selected organic compounds
  • Chemical reactivity

Credits available:

The table below shows the credits available within the subject.

Number   Title I or E*    Credits
91161 Carry out quantitative analysis   I 3
91167 Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction I 3
91164 Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure and energy changes E 5
91165 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds   E 4
91166 Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity E 4


I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Leads to:

NCEA level 3 Chemistry  

Cost: Purchase of workbooks ($40) is advised.

Contact: Dr C Manuel.

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