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For all enquiries with this qualification please see: Principal Teacher Faculty – Ms Z Johnson
 
BROAD DESCRIPTION
Chemistry is the study of matter and its interactions. It explains the links between the nature of matter and the properties of the world. Chemistry research and development is essential in creating new products and the industry is a major contributor to the world economy.
An investigatory approach is encouraged in Chemistry, with learners developing their skills and KU by investigating a range of chemistry applications and issues.
 
NATIONAL 3
There are 3 units:
Chemical Changes and Structure
Nature’s Chemistry
Chemistry in Society
An experimental and investigative approach is used to develop KU of Chemistry concepts.
 
NATIONAL 4
There are 4 units:
  • Chemical Changes and Structure
  • Nature’s Chemistry
  • Chemistry in Society
  • Added Value
A range of approaches are used to develop KU and skills for learning, life and work.
 
NATIONAL 5
There are 3 units:
  • Chemical Changes and Structure
  • Nature’s Chemistry
  • Chemistry in Society
A range of approaches are used to develop KU and skills for learning, life and work.
 
N5 EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT
This assessment has 2 components:
Component 1: question paper 100 marks, 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Component 2: assignment, 20 marks 8 hours, of which a maximum of 1 hour and 30 minutes is allowed for the report stage.
 
PROGRESSION PATHS
Linear progression
  • N5 will lead to Higher Chemistry.
Skills progression –
  • develop scientific inquiry, investigative and analytical thinking skills
  • develop the use of technology, equipment and materials in practical activities
  • develop problem solving skills
  • use and understand scientific literacy, in everyday contexts, to communicate ideas and issues.
 
HIGHER
There are 4 units:
  • Chemical Changes and Structure
  • Researching Chemistry
  • Nature’s Chemistry
  • Chemistry in Society
The course provides opportunities for pupils to acquire:
  • Knowledge and understanding of chemical facts, theories and symbols
  • The ability to solve chemical problems
  • The ability to carry out chemical techniques and investigations
  • positive attitudes, by helping candidates to be open-minded and willing to recognise alternative points of view, and to be interested in science and aware that they can take decisions which affect the well-being of themselves and others, and the quality of their environment.
EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT
The end of course exam is a question paper: 20 marks multiple choice and 80 marks for short and extended answer questions.
The assignment is worth 20 marks and will assess the application of skills of scientific inquiry and related chemistry knowledge and understanding.
 
ADVANCED HIGHER
There are 3 units:
  • Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Principles of Chemical Reactions
  • Organic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis
  • Researching Chemistry
The purpose of the Advanced Higher Chemistry Course is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the physical and natural environments beyond Higher level. The Course builds on Higher Chemistry, continuing to develop the underlying theories of chemistry and the practical skills used in the chemistry laboratory. The Course also develops the skills of independent study and thought that are essential in a wide range of occupations.

EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Investigation (30 marks) – 23% of final grade. Exam (100 marks) – 77 % of final grade
Section A – 20 marks from multiple choice questions
Section B – 80 marks from restricted and extended questions and calculations
 
National 5 Helpsheets

Advice for N5 Chemistry Advice for N5 Chemistry National 5 Unit 3 Revision Questions National 5 Unit 3 Revision Questions

 
SQA Past Papers

SQA N5 Chemistry Specimen Paper SQA N5 Chemistry Specimen Paper SQA N5 Chemistry Data Booklet SQA N5 Chemistry Data Booklet

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Pupil Progress Checks

N5 Multichoice Pupil progress check 1 N5 Multichoice Pupil progress check 1 N5 Multichoice Pupil progress check N5 Multichoice Pupil progress check

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