Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

Learners must have satisfactorily completed NCEA level 2 with a minimum of 11 credits in Level 2 Chemistry

This course is designed for learners wishing to continue on with a Chemistry related course at university. It consists of three theoretical units covering Particles & Thermochemistry, Organic Chemistry and Aqueous Solutions and an additional standard on Spectroscopy which will be offered outside of normal school hours. The internal standard in the second term involves an intense investigation over a period of two weeks which develops good analytical skills for university. High achieving learners will be encouraged to enrol for the Scholarship Chemistry examination.

Learning Areas:


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

$85 for Course Workbooks, Education Perfect and Investigation logbooks.
A 2B8 Hardcover is recommended for daily use.


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