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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!
N5ChemTutor App (1.3.1) was launched on App store.
This included Topic 3 - Formula & Equation Writing
N5ChemTutor App (1.2.1) was launched on App store.
This included Topic 2 - Atomic Structure and Nuclear Chemistry
N5ChemTutor App (1.1.3) was launched on App store.
This included Topic 1 - Reaction Rates and Investigation Skills
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 27
Added the 2015 Papers to the Past Papers page.
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 26
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
Corrected a couple of faulty links in the Unit 1 Notes.
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 24
I have added the 2013 & 2014 Question Papers along with Marking Instructions to the Past Papers page.
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 23
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
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.
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 21
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
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
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
Post Exam Analysis. SQA have released Mean Marks and Grade Boundaries. I've trimmed to just Chemistry.
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 17
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
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
Here was posted Departmental Timetable for the days leading up to the Chemistry Exams on 12th May. Removed.
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 14
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
Equilibrium Topic Test, (password protected).
Equilibrium Test (pdf)
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 12
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 11
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 10
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
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.
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 8
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 (Answers)
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 7
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
Revised AdvHigher Chemistry Update 6
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
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
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
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
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
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