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Welcome to Braeview Academy
Welcome to Braeview Academy
Welcome to Braeview Academy
Welcome to Braeview Academy
Welcome to Braeview Academy


  • To provide a happy and safe environment in which all pupils can learn to the best of their abilities
  •  To encourage and support pupils to participate in the life of the school.
  •  To provide a curriculum suitable for all pupils who wish to study Chemistry and ensure the highest possible standards of achievement for all pupils.
  •  To prepare pupils for life after school
  •  Achieve the best results
  •  To encourage an interest in areas where Chemistry is important in our everyday lives.

Principal Teacher: Dr Fyffe

Department staff: Mr Wes Lorimer

Broad General Education

S3 Chemistry - Pupils further develop their broad general education in science whilst developing the knowledge and skills for the senior phase. 

Senior Phase - Pupils will study either Environmental Science, National 4 or National 5 Chemistry depending upon their attainment in S3 and their assessment results during S4.

National 4 Chemistry – Pupils will study National 4 Chemistry if they typically achieve 60% or below in assessments during the S3 course.

National 5 Chemistry - Pupils will study National 5 Chemistry if they typically achieve 60% or above in assessments during the S3 course.

Higher Chemistry - Higher Grade is offered to pupils who achieve a National 5 Chemistry pass at grades A-C.  Pupils who have studied National 4 Chemistry in S3/S4 may wish to study National 5 Chemistry in S5/S6

Advanced Higher Chemistry


National 5/Higher Course Structures


  • Chemical Change and Structure

  • Nature’s Chemistry

  • Chemistry in Society


External Assessment:

  • Question paper consisting of multiple choice and written responses (worth 80% of overall mark)

  • Assignment research task (worth 20% of overall mark)


Internal Assessment:

  • 3 end of unit question papers

  • Formal Experimental write-up

  • Short Report (National 5 only)

  • Researching Chemistry (Higher only)

    (All internal assessment components must be passed in order to sit the final question paper)



Homework is distributed fortnightly (National 5) or weekly (Higher)

When homework has not been set, it is expected that pupils will revise their notes and practice examination-style questions at home.



  • 1 hour per week (National 5)/ 2 hours per
    week (Higher) in addition to homework tasks

  • Supported Study available during lunchtimes

  • BBC Bitesize website is a useful resource

  • Pupils are encouraged to purchase a book of
    past papers and practice them regularly



  • Scientific Calculator

  • Pencils and Pens