Level 1 Specialist Chemistry Half Course

Course Description

This is a highly practical course where learners gain confidence in theoretical, analytical and environmental chemistry.

The course is designed primarily for those learners that wish to study level 2 and 3 Chemistry and may be looking to do tertiary study.

Topics Covered: 

- Practical chemistry investigation

- Carbon compounds as fuels

- Investigate selected chemical reactions

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferably completing the Year 10 Science course at Whangaparāoa College.

Course Costs and Equipment

$35 for access to Education Perfect and for workbooks.


Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 92021 v2
Chemistry and Biology 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of a chemical reaction in a specific context
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 6
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.