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Higher Chemistry

Higher Chemistry

This page is for the existing National Qualification Higher Chemistry Course.

Access information on the new NQ (CfE) Higher Courses.

The Higher qualification in Chemistry extends learners’ knowledge and understanding of the physical and natural environments, through a wide range of studies including chemical reaction rates, enthalpy and patterns in the Periodic Table.

The Course develops greater knowledge of bonding, structure and properties, and of the mole, and enables learners to acquire enhanced understanding of carbon compound reactions, nomenclature and structural formulae, and of polymers and natural products. They will also study Hess’s Law, equilibrium, acids and bases, redox reactions, and nuclear chemistry.

The Higher Chemistry Course is at SCQF level 6.

For more information on SCQF levels and how Higher fits in to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, visit our SCQF section.

Arrangements Documents

External Assessment Reports

Internal Assessment Reports

Monitoring Standards Reports

Past Papers and Marking Instructions

National Assessment Bank Materials

Data Booklets

The Data Booklet has been adapted for use in digital format.

There has been no change to the content of the booklet.

Bookmarks and links from contents pages have been added (please note that where a section goes over one page, a link from the contents page has not been added to avoid a candidate taking a link to a single page and missing additional pages).

Additionally landscape pages have been re-orientated in line with the orientation of the majority of pages. Candidates may wish to enlarge the screen view of such landscape pages.

These changes are only visible in the electronic view and will not affect the printed version.

Guide to Assessment in the Sciences

IMAGE: Guide to Assessment in the Sciences cover.This binder draws together appropriate information on assessment from the Arrangements documents, National Assessment Bank materials and update letters for National Qualifications in the Sciences. It is intended to provide an easy access point for information on assessment and it is envisaged that it will be particularly useful to faculty heads, newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and teachers presenting more than one Science. It is an additional resource to be used in conjunction with SQA Arrangements documents and National Assessment Bank materials (NABs).

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Prescribed Practical Activities

Prescribed Practical Activities for this subject are produced by Learning and Teaching Scotland, and are available to download from their website via the link below:

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