Higher

Course Content

The Course Content includes the following areas of Chemistry:
Chemical Changes and Structure. The Topics covered are:
Periodicity
Structure and bonding
Oxidising and reducing agents

Nature’s Chemistry
The topics covered are:
Systematic carbon chemistry
Alcohols
Carboxylic acids
Esters
Fats and oils
Soaps
Detergents and emulsions
Proteins
Oxidation of food
Fragrances
Skin care

Chemistry in Society
The topics covered are:
Getting the most from reactants
Controlling the rate
Chemical energy
Equilibria
Chemical analysis

Researching Chemistry
The topics covered are:
Common chemical apparatus
General practical techniques
Reporting experimental work


Conditions of award
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across all course assessment components.

Recommended Entry Requirements 
Candidates should have achieved the National 5 Chemistry course or equivalent qualifications and/or experience prior to starting this course.

Progression 
1. Advanced Higher Chemistry
2. Other qualifications in Chemistry or related areas
3. Further study, employment and/or training