NCEA Level 2 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: H. Shah

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 12 Level 1 Science credits including a chemistry standard with at least 8 credits at Merit level or above or in consultation with Head of Science.             

This course needs to be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).


  • Practical skills are assessed in two internals and require accuracy, equation writing and some calculation work;
  • Structure, bonding and properties of chemicals and energy changes in reactions;
  • Rates of reaction, equilibrium and acids and bases;
  • Reactions that involve electrons being gained or lost; and
  • Organic chemistry - the chemistry of carbon (plastics, fuels, alcohols etc).

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.




NCEA Level 3 Chemistry