Garin College Garin College

Level 2 Chemistry

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Northage.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to study NCEA Level 1 Science and gain the Chemistry Achievement Standards (Internal and External). Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty

Chemistry is the science of matter and the changes it undergoes. In this course students will study an in-depth program of the following aspects: chemical structures and bonding, quantitative analysis, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and chemical reactions. Class and individual experiments are used to explore the subject and to provide students with the skills to use their knowledge for further study or for use in the workplace.

This is a recommended course for students considering tertiary study in Health Sciences, Engineering, AgriCommerce, AgriScience, Food Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Veterinary Science and Technology, Dental Technology, Biomedical Science and numerous majors in a Science or Applied Science degree.

The following external standard may be available as an alternative to those listed below: A.S. 91165 v2 Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds - 4 credits*

*This standard will require students to prepare outside of normal class time.




Level 3 Chemistry

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 Chemistry Workbooks


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.