Higher Chemistry

Course Content

This course is an in person course with weekly lecturer led classes on campus to cover the course content, assessments and practical work. The course develops knowledge and understanding of the particulate nature of matter and how the interactions of matter contribute to our environment, nature and the applications in industry. Learners will study a wide range of topics including: chemical reaction rates; patterns in the Periodic Table; structure and formula; and carbon compound reactions.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a National 5 (B grade) or Intermediate 2 (B grade) chemistry qualification or equivalent. Applicants will be invited for an interview and may be required to sit a short diagnostic test.

Method of Assessment

Learners will be assessed on course work, which will be submitted to SQA. Learners will also be assessed through the completion of an external exam.

Future Prospects

Higher Chemistry is a useful science higher which, along with other appropriate level 6 qualifications, may allow progression to HNC Applied Science or university.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Evening/Weekends

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    19 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    35 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    National Qualifications

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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