Garin College Garin College

Level 3 Chemistry

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Northage.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to study NCEA Level 2 Chemistry and be successful in both internals and external assessments. Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Head of Faculty.

The course follows a similar pattern to that of Level 2, but provides for more in-depth study of the topics. These include organic chemistry, thermochemistry, equilibrium chemistry, and redox chemistry. Both theory and practical work are used to explore the ideas and concepts, while providing students with the required skills to progress into higher levels of study.

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. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds - 5 credits*

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



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 workbook


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.