Approx Cost:
Course books $30.00.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Students are expected to have 8 credits from any NCEA Level 1 Science course including a standard at Merit Level that is preferably Chemistry-based.  Alternatively, students can discuss their suitability.

Course Outline:

 Some of the Chemistry from Level 1 is developed further, and new topics are introduced. There is a core section of seven main topics:

2.4   Atomic structure and bonding.

2.1   Quantitative chemistry (calculations etc).

2.7   Oxidation – reduction.

2.5   Organic substances (carbon compounds)

2.6   Physical chemistry (reactions).

There are a large number of experiments incorporated into all these areas.

Students undertake practical Achievement Standards throughout the year, with external Achievement Standards at the end of the year.

Where Does It Lead:

Year 13/Scholarship Chemistry and on to polytechnic or university. It is a prerequisite for a large number of jobs (e.g. veterinary, physical education, medicine, and is widely recognised as an advantage in others such as nursing, engineering, technicians and agricultural diplomas and radiography).

For further information see:
Miss Humphrey-Taylor