Standard Grade Chemistry
Standard grade chemistry is a 2 year course attempted by pupils in S2 and S3. It is presented at General and Credit levels only. The pupils develop their Knowledge and Understanding (KU), Problem Solving (PS) and Practical Abilities (PA) skills throughout the two year course. Pupils are assessed internally on their PA skills and externally on their KU and PS skills in the final SQA examination.
Standard Grade Chemistry is a course designed for a wide ability range of pupils. The course contributes to their general education by helping to make them aware of the applications of chemistry/science in everyday life. An additional aim is to provide a suitable base for further study, for training or for work.
Unit 1 Introduction to Chemical Reactions
Unit 2 Fuels and Hydrocarbons
Unit 3 Reactivity of Metals and the Periodic Table
Unit 4 Electric Chemistry
Unit 5 Acids, Alkailis and their Reactions
Unit 6 Carbohydrates and Fertilisers
Unit 7 Corrosion and it’s Prevention
Unit 8 Plastics and Synthetic Fibres
Standard Grade Chemistry is offered at two levels – General and Credit.
Chemistry Grades will be awarded on the scale 5 to 1 with Grade 1 denoting the highest performance. Assessment of pupil performance will be in three elements:
1. Knowledge and Understanding will be assessed externally by written examination.
2. Problem Solving will be assessed externally by written examination.
3. Practical Abilities will be assessed in the school.