Teacher in Charge: Mr D. WilliamsRecommended Prior Learning
At least 14 credits in Level 2 Chemistry
This course is a study of the structure and physical and chemical behaviour of materials and extends the knowledge and skills acquired in the Year 12 course. It is designed to cover the fundamentals of chemistry needed to be successful in tertiary courses which have a Chemistry component to them.
• Organic Compounds
• Nature of Solutions
• Atoms and Molecules, and Energy Changes
• Analytical Chemistry
This course provides a minimum of 18 credits towards NCEA level 3 and the standards assessed will be selected from the list below.
If a student achieves 14 Level 3 credits in this course it will be counted as an approved subject for University Entrance.
There is a possible field trip to the University of Canterbury Chemistry Department.
Year 13 Chemistry provides an important background for tertiary studies in the sciences, engineering, medicine, agriculture, horticulture and forestry. This is an essential course for those wishing to pursue health sciences, engineering or science at University.