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Chemistry

  • 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: Mrs Afzal (PT Guidance)

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

Units:

  • 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:

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.

 

Revision:

  • 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

 

Equipment:

  • Scientific Calculator

  • Pencils and Pens