Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 3 Chemistry

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Conyers.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits from 2CHE, which would preferably include 1 Merit from the external examinations or formative exams. A good grounding in the content of all the 2CHE externals is essential (individual cases may be considered in consultation with Mrs. Conyers).

This course is for those students who want to build on their interest and knowledge gained from 2CHE course. It focuses on the structure of particles and thermochemistry, the chemistry of organic substances, aqueous systems and provides a choice between developing skills in interpreting data from spectrometry and exploring redox reactions. Students will complete 3 compulsory standards and select between 2 others for a total of 18 credits. 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 18 credits available in this course.  The number achieved will be dependent on your progress through this mastery course.

Learning Areas:

Putaiao - Sciences

Career Pathways

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