Higher Chemistry

This Course is suitable if you are unsure of the route you want to take and would like to get some qualifications or if you require an SQA Higher to progress to your chosen Degree or HND.

Assessment Proces:

3 Internal Assessment and Prelim

Each unit has ONE written closed book assessment . ONE  laboratory report based on a prescribed practical activity is also required.  It is essential that passes are achieved in all internal unit assessments before presentation for the external examination.

Prelim exam is undertaken in March.  The results of this examination are used to estimate potential grade in the external examination.

1 External Assessment

 The external examination assesses the content of the 3 compulsory units.

Materials required

A textbook, scientific calculator and a lab coat will be required.

Entry Requirements

Standard Grade 1 or 2. Intermediate 2 A or B.

Mature students will be considered for entry based on previous knowledge/experience.

Course Content

The course in Chemistry is made up of three internal units, which are detailed below:

  • Unit 1 Reaction Rates Enthalpy Periodic Table The Mole
  • Unit 2 Fuels Organic Compounds – systematic naming and reactions Polymers Natural Products
  • Unit 3 Chemical Industry Hess’s Law and Equilibrium Acids and Bases Redox Reactions Nuclear Chemistry
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1 Academic Year
August - June
6 hours per week

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