Hutt Valley High School Hutt Valley High School

Level 3 Chemistry

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Harrison.

Recommended Prior Learning

Reasonable success in Level 2 Chemistry or by negotiation with the HOLA.

This course delves into the world of Chemistry in more depth. In this course you will look at: Atomic structure and bonding including thermochemical principles, equilibrium of aqueous solutions, organic reactions and properties, oxidation/reduction reactions, and the use of spectroscopic data. Due to the nature of the chemicals used students are required to wear closed toed shoes for all practical lessons.

This course is an important building block for anyone who is considering studying Chemistry, Engineering, Health Science or Nursing at University.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Paramedic, Anaesthetist, Pathologist, Veterinary Nurse, Zoologist, Chemist, Marine Biologist, Medical Physicist, Microbiologist, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist, Metal Worker, Phlebotomist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbooks are available for purchase (approximately $30.00)