Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Specialist Chemistry Half Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960440

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferably completing the Year 10 Science course at Whangaparāoa College.

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

Learning Areas:

Half Courses, Science

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.


Level 2 Chemistry

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Paramedic, Anaesthetist, Pathologist, Veterinary Nurse, Zoologist, Chemist, Marine Biologist, Medical Physicist, Microbiologist, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist, Metal Worker, Phlebotomist

Course Costs and Equipment

$35 for access to Education Perfect and for workbooks.


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