Level 3 Chemistry
The study of Chemistry seeks to explain the fundamental principles of Chemistry with a
focus on properties of matter and how it reacts. In this course, you will learn about
organic chemistry, spectroscopy, thermochemical principles and acids and bases.
Practical work is an essential part of this course and it will develop your problem-solving
skills and proper laboratory technique. One of the internal standards is a practical
Investigation and you will learn how to apply chemical principles and develop essential
This course is an approved UE course.
- Endorsement in Chemistry requires students to obtain a minimum of 14 Credits and at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards at either Merit or Excellence level.
AS 91391 Organic Chemistry External 5 credits
AS 91388 Spectroscopy Internal 3 credits
AS91393 Oxidation – reduction Internal 3 credits
AS91387 Practical Investigation Internal 4 credits
AS 91390 Equilibrium External 5 credits
AS91392 Aqueous Chemistry External 5 credits
AS 91392 Aqueous Chemistry External 5 credits
Recommended Prior Learning
All Level 2 Chemistry External Achievement standards must have been attempted.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Level 3 Chemistry Externals sciPAD and the Level 3 Chemistry Internals sciPAD approximately $25.00.
Calculators will be required.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
PATHWAYS / CAREER RELEVANCE: Chemistry is an important prerequisite for technology, engineering, health science, biochemistry, food science, marine science, microbiology, pharmacology and toxicology, neuroscience, clothing and textiles science. Also useful in the following careers; forensic science, water treatment, teaching, medical testing, fertilizer manufacture, pollution monitoring, brewing, plastic manufacture.,