NZIC Year 12 and 13 Chemistry Practice Exams

Each year, the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry puts out practice exams available to teachers that cover externally assessed Achievement Standards for Year 12, 13 and Scholarship Chemistry.

The Year 12 assessments cover the externally assessed Achievement Standards in level 2 Chemistry i.e. Chemistry AS91164 (2.4), AS91165 (2.5) and AS91166 (2.6)
The Year 13 assessments cover the externally assessed Achievement Standards in level 3 Chemistry i.e. Chemistry AS91390 (3.4), AS91391 (3.5) and AS91392 (3.6)
A scholarship exam is also offered.

All assessments come with a suggested assessment schedule. Once purchased, schools may freely photocopy and modify the exam papers, but for use within the school only. Current and past exams are a teacher-only resource, and not to be distributed outside the school.  Current year’s marked scripts can be returned to students for revision purposes but please after Labour weekend, to ensure that answers are not circulating before all schools have sat their school exams.

The assessments are available for viewing and download here.

Past exams can be downloaded here.


School Membership

All three exams and all previous years’ exams are freely available to School Members of the NZIC. If your school would like to become a member of the NZIC, please click below.

Register School Membership


Purchase Individual Exams

Alternatively, you can purchase individual exams below (prices are GST inclusive):