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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.

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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.

Murder Mystery - 'Mixed Reception'

Whilst this is not my creation, I've tweaked certain aspects and have taken it 'in-house' to ensure that it remains available in the future. To view in its original form visit ChemCollective


The Introductory Video is contained within the Flash Mystery but I've included a stand-alone version to allow a whole class introduction, on a Whiteboard for example, before groups complete the exercise using laptops / computers.

I usually print out and collate complete sets of the Evidence Dossier and present to each group once they have progressed through the Mystery and have 'collected' all the Evidence.

There is an excess of worksheets/reports which you can probably streamline to suit.

I've used this successfully with S4 pupils towards the end of 'Standard Grade' (now N5), with 'Higher' pupils (now N6) and with 'Advanced Higher' pupils.

The main 'Chemistry' they require is the ability to work out Molecular masses (to more than normal number of decimal places) - see Periodic table in pack for suitable Atomic Masses.

Groups of 3 to 4 with a laptop between them works well. Encourage them to organise roles within the group - important to have someone recording the evidence / their ideas as they go along.

Introductory Video


Download video: MP4 | Ogg | WebM

Main Resource - Flash 'Game'

This is 100% Flash so will not work on Devices that do not support Flash.

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  • iPad and iPhone users

  • If you are struggling to see the preview version above then you can also try opening the combined pdf version below and adding it to your iBooks library for viewing.

    Instructions / Combined pdf

    1 - Open the PDF file in the Safari browser on your iOS device.
    2 - Tap the "Send" button, select "Open In" and choose "iBooks." The PDF should open in the iBooks app and be stored in its library.

  • iPad and iPhone users

  • If you are struggling to see the preview version above then you can also try opening the combined pdf version below and adding it to your iBooks library for viewing.

    Instructions / Combined pdf

    1 - Open the PDF file in the Safari browser on your iOS device.
    2 - Tap the "Send" button, select "Open In" and choose "iBooks." The PDF should open in the iBooks app and be stored in its library.