Level 3 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Hill

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 14 or more credits in Level 2, or HOF/TIC (Head of Faculty/Teacher in Charge) approval.

This course builds on Level 2 work to the extent that it is difficult to make good progress at Level 3 if you have not taken Level 2 Chemistry.

Any student taking two or more courses that require significant time away from school (such as ODED, OELS, or Gateway) may find it difficult to cope with the demands of this course. In this case, entry will be subject to an interview with the HOF Science.

Topics already covered at Level 2 are extended during this course, with an emphasis on energy changes, aqueous  (water) solution chemistry, types of reactions, atomic structure and bonding, and organic and inorganic substances. 



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is likely to be some expense involved in the purchase of a write-on workbook, which covers the topics taught.


Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  


The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.