Advanced Higher Chemistry (Course Code: C713 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Chemistry?

Chemistry is vital to everyday life and allows us to understand and shape the world in which we live. You will learn about the applications of chemistry in everyday contexts such as medicine, energy and industry, as well as its impact on the environment and sustainability. You will learn how to think creatively and independently, and analyse and solve problems.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three compulsory units and an assessment.

Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Organic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Researching Chemistry (8 SCQF credit points)

This unit will equip you with the scientific background and skills necessary to analyse scientific articles and use them in order to make informed choices and decisions.

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of two components with a total of 130 marks:

For Component 2, you will carry out an in-depth investigation of a chemistry topic and produce a project-report.

The question paper will be set and marked externally by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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