SCQF LEVEL 7 - Advanced Higher
The course covers important chemical concepts used to take a chemical process from the researcher’s bench through to industrial production. The concept of the mole allows the quantities of reagents required to be calculated, and the quantity of products predicted. By studying energy, rates and equilibria, candidates can suggest how reaction conditions can be chosen to maximise the profitability of an industrial process. You will experience and learn about industrial analytical chemistry techniques, such as volumetric analysis and chromatography. You will gain an understanding of chemical bonding and intermolecular forces that allows them to predict the physical properties of materials. This will be applied to solve problems in a range of diverse contexts such as the chemistry of cooking. The course enables candidates to make their own decisions on issues within a modern society, where scientific knowledge and its applications and implications are constantly developing.
The course emphasises practical and experiential learning opportunities with a strong skills-based approach to learning.
Advanced Higher Chemistry
1 Year full time
Section 1 multiple-choice 25
110 - (75%) - 3h
25 marks (25%)
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
This course is ideal for those with an interest a career in a Chemistry- based discipline or related area such as medicine, law, dentistry, veterinary medicine, environmental and health science, renewable energy, development, engineering, technology, pharmaceuticals, environmental monitoring, forensics, research and development, oil and gas exploration, management, civil service and education, in chemistry. Chemistry plays an increasingly important role in most aspects of modern life. The course allows candidates to develop a deep understanding of the nature of matter, from its most fundamental level to the macroscopic interactions driving chemical change. Students will develop their abilities to think analytically, creatively, and independently to make reasoned evaluations, and to apply critical thinking in new and unfamiliar context to solve problem.
Skills, knowledge and understanding of chemistry.
skills to carry out complex practical scientific activities, including the use of risk assessments, technology, equipment and materials.
investigative skills, including planning and experimental design.
analytical thinking skills, including critical evaluation of experimental procedures.
problem solving skills in a chemistry context.
understanding of scientific literacy.
skills of autonomous working in chemistry.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
Suitable for candidates who are secure in their attainment of Higher Chemistry or equivalent qualifications and /or experience prior to starting this course.
It designed for candidates who can respond to a level of challenge, especially those considering further study or a career in chemistry and related disciplines.
what will you get?
Advanced Higher Science Qualification – desirable for many university and/or college course either as a specific entry condition or to complement expected transferable skills
Practical laboratory skills useful in the industrial sector
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
The range of careers that would benefit from attaining this course are wide ranging. Here are a few career areas on apprentice and/or university level:
Manufacturing, Production and Quality Control
Medicine and Health Care
Chemical Industry and Sciences
Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy
my world of work
This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.