Central Hawkes Bay College Central Hawkes Bay College

L3 Chemistry (L3CHE)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr L. Oliver.

Recommended Prior Learning

Automatic entry will be given to students who have gained 16 credits from L2CHE.
This must include at least 2 of AS91164, AS91165, AS91166.

The course builds on knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in L2 Chemistry, preparing students for tertiary education and careers requiring a high level of specialist Chemical understanding. Students will further their understanding of Chemistry through a combination theoretical work, research, group discussion and investigative experimental techniques. This course is not suitable for students who are taking Gateway.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 for write in workbooks
$20 for printed course notes (optional)
A4 Ring binder & refill


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year