Chemistry - Part Time Day Higher

What is special about this course?

The Higher Chemistry course is intended to build on your existing basic knowledge of chemistry to give you the level of understanding required to enter further study of chemistry in Higher Education. A qualification in Higher Chemistry is also regarded by employers as a good indication of ability in academic studies, numerical competence, problem solving and logic.

Entry requirements

Pass at C or better in National 5 Chemistry or equivalent is generally required, but we would consider the suitability of applicants without this requirement on an individual basis. Applicants may be required to attend for interview prior to being offered a place on the course.

Students will study the following key aspects of chemical science: atomic structure, chemical formulae and equations, the periodic table, chemical bonding, major categories of organic chemicals including hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and esters, chemicals of living systems, proteins, fats, oils, soaps, chemical aspects of cooking, fragrances and skin care, factors affecting industrial chemical processes, calculations based on balanced equations, equilibrium systems, energy changes in chemical reactions, oxidising and reduction reactions, chromatography and volumetric analysis.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Teaching will involve a mix of lectures, supported tutorial time and laboratory practical work. Purchase of one textbook will be required at a cost of £10 – £30.

Students will be required to undertake considerable study and revision in their own time in order to succeed.

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

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Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of the course may permit you to progress to further studies in science at HNC or degree level at Perth College UHI.

You may like to consider careers in science, medicine and teaching, in addition to using a pass in Higher Chemistry to meet the entry requirements for the full range of courses in Higher Education

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