Advanced Higher Chemistry
Advanced Higher is available to S6 learners who have achieved Higher Chemistry
In this courses, 3 units are covered:
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
o Electromagnetic Radiation and Emission Spectroscopy
o Atomic Orbitals and Electron Configuration
o Shapes of Molecules
o Transition Metals
o Chemical Equilibrium
o Reaction Feasibility
Organic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis
o Molecular Structure and Stereochemistry
o Molecular Orbitals
o Experimental Determination of Structure
o Pharmaceutical Chemistry
o The practical part of the course where learners learn certain practical methods and skills.
This course involves a degree of self-studying. Resources are available through Teams as well as Scholar.
Learner booklets are on the individual class team and paper copies are used in class. There is an expectation for self-studying which is a skill that should be developed for higher/further education
This course is assessed by 3 progress assessments as well as a final exam. Learners will also have to complete a project of their choice based on a course topic.
Advanced Higher Chemistry is a required subject for courses such as Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary medicine. It is recommended for those who wish to study Chemistry/forensics/chemical engineering.
It also would benefit anyone who plans to follow a career in a STEM subject, has an interest in chemistry or enjoys the subject.