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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


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

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Searching For Resources

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N5ChemTutor App

N5ChemTutor for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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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!
Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016

N5ChemTutor App (1.3.1) was launched on App store.
This included Topic 3 - Formula & Equation Writing

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

Revised Advanced Higher Chemistry

We've decided to also move onto the Revised Advanced Higher this year for various reasons. The vast majority of resources will be exactly the same as in previous years.

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 27

Posted Sun, 20 Sept 2015 21:59:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Added the 2015 Papers to the Past Papers page.

Past Papers

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 26

Posted Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:16:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Started the shift to CfE Advanced Higher so all updates will be on new webpage from now on.

CFE Advanced Higher Chemistry

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 25

Posted Thur, 18 May 2015 13:40:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Corrected a couple of faulty links in the Unit 1 Notes.

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 24

Posted Thur, 02 Apr 2015 06:31:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

I have added the 2013 & 2014 Question Papers along with Marking Instructions to the Past Papers page.

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 23

Posted Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:02:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Lack of time in class, means I'd posted my Prelim etc. to allow pupils to check over things themselves.

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 22

Posted Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:48:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Been plugging a few gaps in the Past Papers web page. Still puzzled over absence of 2013 & 2014 Rev Advanced Papers. Also added 2015 Investigation Guidance to Practical side-bar.

Investigation-Guidance 2015

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 21

Posted Thurs, 29 Jan 2015 08:21:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

I've been tweaking the sheet I use for checking Outcomes 1 & 2 of the Researching Unit (internal elements of the Investigation).

With Prelim looming I've also changed the way videos load on the webpage that hosts all the Practical Skills videos (RSC) as well as my Unit 1 videos. They were working fine in 'normal' computers but not so well with school machines -running IE on 'old' systems stuck behind a firewall. Nightmare.

Day Book Check List.pdf
Advanced Higher Videos Unit 1

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 20

Posted Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:03:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Just about to move onto the second part of my Equilibrium Topic when suddenly remembered that whereas last years class had done traditional Higher, this years class had done Revised Higher and, therefore, know nothing about weak acids/weak bases/pH scale/water product/ pH of salts etc.

Too big a jump to go from Standard Grade Acids/Bases so (as a stop gap) I've spent the evening revamping my old Higher Notes and we'll just have to spend a week going through them before I get back to the 'real stuff'.


Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 19

Posted Thurs, 31 Oct 2014 11:31:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Bit random, but I've been contacted by a teacher new to this country, new to teaching AdvH and unable to find the 'old' AdvH PPA document. I don't think there was ever a digital version of these so I've them scanned at high resolution as they may still be useful in the future - Lab Skills, for example.

AdvH Chemistry PPAs.pdf

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 18

Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:35:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Post Exam Analysis. SQA have released Mean Marks and Grade Boundaries. I've trimmed to just Chemistry.

Mean_Component_Marks_Grade Boundaries_2014.xls

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 17

Posted Mon, 09 Jun 2014 07:37:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Have spent the last week revamping most of my AdvH materials to try and leave me free to concentrate on other courses for rest of year.

Notes for Kinetics, Structural Analysis & Drug Interactions produced.

New Tests written and others freshened-up to provide 7 Tests as per plan below.

New Practical booklets produced.

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 16

Posted Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:38:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Second year of Revised Advanced Higher was supposed to be about completing preparations for CfE Advanced Higher. Instead, it will be about learning to cope with a cut from 5 Teaching periods to 2 Teaching periods.

Priority, at the moment, therefore is as much about planning and timing.

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 15

Posted Tues, 29 Apr 2014 21:49:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Here was posted Departmental Timetable for the days leading up to the Chemistry Exams on 12th May. Removed.

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 14

Posted Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:46:45 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Thermochemistry & Thermodynamics combined. Just superficial editing at this stage. Will do a more detailed focused editing for CFE version later.

ThermoChemistryDynamics Combined (pdf)

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 13

Posted Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:13:45 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Equilibrium Topic Test, (password protected).

Equilibrium Test (pdf)

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 12

Posted Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:01:45 GMT by Gordon Watson.

One for my own pupils. Here is the Marking Scheme & Prelim Analysis Sheets as promised.


Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 11

Posted Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:36:45 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Equilibrium Topic for Unit 2

RevAdvH 2.1 Equilibria Notes (Gallery)
RevADVH 2.1 Equilibria Notes (pdf)

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 10

Posted Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:50:22 GMT by Gordon Watson.

One of the hardest things I've done for a long time, but I've finally rationalised the new Molecules & Colour section in Unit 3 to my satisfaction. No bank of questions out there so I've made up a few and used the one question available from the Specimen paper.

RevAdvH Unit 3.4 Notes (Gallery)

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 9

Posted Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:13:46 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Have transferred all the relevant Past Papers from my old website to provde a quicker and easier archive of these Papers which will still be useful in the future as a source of questions.

Past Papers

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 8

Posted Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:03:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Spectroscopy has hardly changed - I've always taught splitting in NMR anyway - so just going with previous LTS notes

I'm making use of the new exemplar material produced for Rev AdvH course alongside my existing Powerpoints and Questions.

3.3 Structural Analysis.pdf
New NMR Questions
New NMR Answers
Previous Questions
Previous Questions (Answers)

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 7

Posted Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:53:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Not quite what I originally intended. This has become more like a Text Book and I will use it along with the animations I've written previously.

As a result of the number of illustrations, the pdf file is a big 18Mb so I've also made a reduced version as well. All questions have been sourced from SQA AdvH Past Papers.

Topic 3.2 Text (Gallery)
Advanced Higher Reaction Pathways
3.2_Synthesis.pdf (18Mb)
3.2_Synthesis_Reduced.pdf (6Mb)

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 6

Posted Sun, 03 Nov 2013 23:16:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Have completed the first 20 odd pages of what will be Topic 2 - Organic Synthesis. 'Work in Progress', so may change a lot between now and completion.

Topic 3.2 Notes (Preview Gallery)

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 5

Posted Thurs, 31 Oct 2013 20:32:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

Produced a Test for the first Topic in Unit 3. Really struggled to find enough questions for the written paper, so included a calculation since my class have just finished working through the Analysis section.

The Analysis section is basically the Stoichiometry topic that used to be part of Unit 2 but is now (I assume) subsumed into the 'extra time' for Practical work etc.


Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 4

Posted Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:00:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

I've produced a PowerPoint to cover the first Topic in the Organic Chemistry Unit.

Organic 3.1 reduced.pptx

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 3

Posted Tues, 22 Oct 2013 24:00:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

After a lot of swithering, I've decided to do the full Unit - Organic Chemistry - next. First Topic concentrates on some of the Permeating aspects, Structures involving molecular orbital hybridisation and Isomerism.

I've also taken the opportunity to add some additional (3rd party) animations to my Reaction Pathways project that are relevant to this Topic. They can be found in the Structures drop-down menu.

I've also taken the plunge and started moving this Project 'in-house'. This will be the only version updated but I will keep the external website version going at least long enough to ensure there are not any hidden problems.

Advanced Higher Reaction Pathways
Rev AdvH Unit 3.1 Notes (Gallery)
Rev AdvH Unit 3.1 Notes (pdf)

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 2

Posted Tues, 10 Sept 2013 21:19:00 GMT by Gordon Watson.

With all the bits chopped out, I decided to combine my Topic 2 & 3 into a single Topic. I've edited the original LTS Notes accordingly, as well as my Learning Outcomes, Questions and Test.

Unit 1 - Part 2 Notes

Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 1

Posted Tues, 10 Sept 2013 21:16:00 by Gordon Watson.

This a 'retrospective' post as I started the Advanced Higher last June. Part 1 of Unit 1 is exactly as I've used in previous years, including the Topic Test

Unit 1 Part 1 Notes