Chemistry is a central science. It impacts on fields as diverse as biology, medicine, geology, environmental studies, engineering and material science. This course introduces students to the principle ideas and patterns of chemistry, and awareness of the importance of chemistry in the modern world as a central science. Chemistry will enable students to develop the ability to think logically, be creative, numerate, computer literate and analytical. Such skills are sought after in many walks of life. The practical nature of the subject will be fully utilised throughout the year with a full programme of experimental work which will consolidate ideas that have been taught in class. Chemistry is offered at NCEA Level 2 and NCEA Level 3.