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National 1

Though there will be National 1 courses produced, equivalent to Access 1, these are rarely used in mainstream schools. On this website Level 1 will refer to courses normally taught to 11/12 year old pupils in first year of Secondary school.

- KS3 || - K9

National 2

Though there will be National 2 courses produced, equivalent to Access 2, these are rarely used in mainstream schools. On this website Level 2 will refer to courses normally taught to 12/13 year old pupils in second year of Secondary school.

- KS3 || - K9

National 3

Though National 3 Qualifications may be used with older pupils, the content is very much at the Introduction to Chemistry level and could be used with pupils S1-S3 (11 - 14yrs).

- KS3 || - K9

National 4

National 4 is the beginning of more specialised Chemistry teaching. Internally assessed mainly. Pupils S3/4 (14/15yrs).

- KS3 || - K9

National 5

Is a specialised Chemistry course designed to take pupils onto Higher level. Externally assessed. Pupils S3/4 (14/15/16yrs).

- KS4 || - K10

Higher

This is the specialised Chemistry course which provides the entrance requirement for many Further Education courses. S5 (16/17 years).

- AS || - K11

Advanced Higher

This overlaps with early stages of Degree courses. Though not essential, this course is aimed at those seriously considering studying Chemistry or related subjects at University. S6 (17/18 years).

- A2 || - K12

Mixed Bag

I'll use this for resources that are not specifically aimed at any particular course and may well be simply for fun.

Regular Users

If you are a regular user of this website, and any of the Resources that I have personally produced, you may like to make a small donation.

Searching For Resources

At the moment, the Search Engine will search all of my websites so expect most hits to be for the older version of my website until I have completely transferred all the resources over.

N5ChemTutor App

N5ChemTutor for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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Updates

Monday, 11 Sep 2017

I'm presently writing Topic 5 - Calculations and Topic 6 - Acids and Bases (working titles, may change).

At that point I'll be rebranding the App as N5ChemTutor1 and will start charging a modest fee for the App. If I achieve sufficient sales, then I will be able to start on N5ChemTutor2.

Monday, 01 May 2017

N5ChemTutor App (1.4.1) is under review and should appear on App store in next few days.
This included Topic 4 - Structure & Bonding



Good luck to those sitting Chemistry Exams on 8th May!
Friday, 02 Sept 2016

N5ChemTutor App (1.2.1) was launched on App store.
This included Topic 2 - Atomic Structure and Nuclear Chemistry

Monday, 06 June 2016

N5ChemTutor App (1.1.3) was launched on App store.
This included Topic 1 - Reaction Rates and Investigation Skills

CfE Higher - Researching Chemistry 2016

This is my attempt to walk the fine line between 'supporting' and 'spoon-feeding' pupils involved in researching Antioxidants/Vitamin C.

The intention is to concentrate on Vitamin C for the Practical part of the Researching Chemistry and, therefore, Vitamin C will be the focus of the 'Short Report' which is Internally assessed. There is the option of expanding into a more general look at antioxidants for the Assignment Report - externally assessed by SQA.

KHS Printed Files

KHS Guide


Document (pdf)


SQA Researching Guide


Document (pdf)


SQA Assignment Guide


Document (pdf)


Practical / Data Files


Wherever possible, I will keep a copy of the relevant document on this website but you should use the 'Web Link' as your reference. I will also provide a link to the core 'Web Site' to enable you to investigate further to help decide on Validity & Reliability.

Canterbury University


Document (pdf)
Web Link
Web Site

Vitamin C in Foods


Document (pdf)
Web Link
Web Site

Effect of Heating


Document (pdf)
Web Link
Web Site

Effect of Temperature


Document (pdf)
Web Link
Web Site

Degradation of Vitamin C


Document (pdf)
Web Link
Web Site

Stability Studies


Document (pdf)
Web Link
Web Site

Practical Videos


The first Video demonstrates a simple 'kitchen' experiment devised by the RSC for the 2013 Global Experiment. It could be 'upgraded' by using more accurate Lab equipment and would be an interesting Planning challenge. The second Video is an excellent reminder of how to set up and perform a Titration.

RSC Vitamin C Experiment


Document (pdf)
Web Link
Web Site

Titration Method

Other Useful Documents


Researching Chemistry was introduced as part of the Revised Higher a few years ago, though only as an Internal Assessment. A number of the guides produced by LTS and SSERC are still valid but may be 'out of date' in terms of latest SQA regulations. Refer always to the latest Candidate Guides.

The SSERC Vitamin C document is 'work in progress' and has sections that refer to Biofuels (one of the other options for Researching Chemistry) and even refers to Physics (which I believe is a minor branch of Science sometimes taught in some Scottish Schools). However, much of the information is still very useful and I will update the document as and when possible.

SSERC Risk Assessments


Document (pdf)

SSERC Vitamin C


Document (pdf)

SSERC Antioxidants


Document (pdf)

LTS Web Researching


Document (pdf)

LTS Investigation Planning


Document (pdf)

LTS Processing & Analysing


Document (pdf)

LTS Evaluating & Concluding


Document (pdf)

LTS Scientific Writing


Document (pdf)