NCEA UPDATES: Work is underway to rearrange our L1 content to meet the format of the new standards, but will take some time. In the meantime, teachers may direct students to the relevant sections within the existing courses as needed.

The Standards

The goal of STEM Online NZ is to create interactive online teaching and learning resources for all NCEA externally assessed standards in the following subject areas; Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

A list of our current and future resources is below. NZ teachers can visit the ‘Register‘ page to sign up for any currently available courses. Free to New Zealand schools!


Chemistry, Level 1
90944 Acids and bases
90932 Introduction to carbon chemistry (partial coverage of standard as introduction to L2). 

Chemistry, Level 2
91164 Structure and bonding (includes access to level 1 content, Atoms and ions)
91165 Organic compounds
91166 Chemical reactivity  

Chemistry, Level 3
90390 Thermochemical principles and properties of particles and substances
91391 Properties of organic compounds
91932 Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems

Physics, Level 1
90940 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics

Physics, Level 2
91171 Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
91173 Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism

Physics, Level 3
91524 Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
91526 Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems

Mathematics, Level 1
91028 Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs
91027 Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems

Calculus, Level 2
91262 Apply calculus methods in solving problems 


We are currently redeveloping our L1 courses to meet the needs of the new standards. Users of our resources will be updated as each new course is published. These will include Mathematics 91944, 91945, 91947, Physics 92045, 92047, and Chemistry 92021 and 92023.

Physics, Level 2
91170 Demonstrate understanding of waves

Physics, Level 3
91523 Demonstrate understanding of wave systems

Mathematics, Level 2
91261 Apply algebraic methods in solving problems

Mathematics, Level 3
91577 Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
91578 Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
91579 Apply integration methods in solving problems