Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 2 Chemistry

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Conyers.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits from 1SCI/1SCO including an Achieved grade in the Achievement Standard Science 1.5 (Acids and Bases), however a Merit grade is favourable. Competency in algebra is also desirable (could be evidenced from Science 1.1 - Mechanics)

This course is for those students who want to build on their interest and knowledge gained from the chemistry component in the 1SCI or 1SCO courses. It focuses on the structure and bonding within substances, energy changes in reactions, the chemistry of organic substances, chemical reactivity and develops skills in identifying reduction and oxidation reactions. This course provides a foundation for further study at tertiary level in fields such as Health Science, Engineering and Biochemistry.

There is a maximum of 16 credits available in this course.  The number achieved will be dependent on your progress through this mastery course.

Learning Areas:

Putaiao - Sciences


Level 3 Chemistry, Level 3 Science and Sustainability

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