Advanced Higher Chemistry

The purpose of the Course is to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed by the learner in Higher Chemistry and to provide a useful bridge towards further study of chemistry.

The Advanced Higher Chemistry Course aims to enable learners to:

  • develop a critical understanding of the role of chemistry in scientific issues and relevant applications, including the impact these could make on society/the environment
  • extend and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of chemistry
  • develop and apply the skills to carry out complex practical scientific activities, including the use of risk assessments, technology, equipment and materials
  • develop and apply scientific enquiry and investigative skills, including planning and experimental design
  • develop and apply scientific analytical¬® thinking skills, including critical evaluation of experimental procedures
  • extend and apply problem solving skills in a chemistry context