Chemistry Higher


1) Chemical Changes and Structures.
2) Nature’s Chemistry.
3) Chemistry in Society.
4) Researching Chemistry.


This course studies how chemicals are formed and interact. How chemistry is used in the wider world is examined in details. There is a substantial practical element to the course and learners are taught how to investigate using the chemical sciences.

Entry Pre-requisites 

Learners are expected to have studied Chemistry successfully at National five level. If this was not the case entry would be accepted if the learner had shown strong performance in at least one other science at National five level. 


Written exam (3 hrs)  = 80%
Practical assignment   = 20% 

Leads to:

Provides a solid foundation to learn Advanced Higher Chemistry. Higher Chemistry is also often an entry requirement for study of many science based courses at university.

Further Information

Speak to Dr. Armstrong or Mr. McShane (Faculty Heads of Science).