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Higher Chemistry

Distance/Online Learning
SCQF Level
Start Date & time
20 Aug 2024 @ 6 - 9pm (Tuesday evenings)
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August - June)


The SQA Higher Chemistry aims to extends your knowledge and understanding of the physical and natural environments, through a wide range of studies including chemical reaction rates, enthalpy and patterns in the Periodic Table.

Please note: This course will be primarily taught online with College attendance required for induction, practical lessons and assessments.

What will I learn?

If English is not your first language, for study at SCQF Level 6 you must be able to demonstrate English language skills at that level (e.g. SQA Higher level or IELTS 6).

The course develops greater knowledge of bonding, structure and properties, and of the mole, and enables you to acquire an enhanced understanding of:

  • Carbon compound reactions
  • Nomenclature and structural formulae
  • Polymers and natural products.

You will also study:

  • Hess’s Law
  • Equilibrium
  • Acids and bases
  • Redox reactions
  • Nuclear chemistry. 

Thinking of joining?

If you'd like a place on this course, you must:

  • Ensure you meet the entry requirements
  • Pay the full fee (£460) or a deposit (£250)

Payment Options:

  1. Pay the full fee of £460
  2. Pay the deposit of £250 online using discount code DEPOSIT
  3. After the deposit payment, you will have a balance of £210 to pay. This balance will be paid in instalments of £105 over the 2 subsequent months following your deposit payment. (payment required by the 31st of the month)
  4. Follow the instructions within your joining instructions to make your balance payments.
  5. There are no funding options or fee waivers available for this course.
  6. If you choose to make only a deposit payment, you agree to make all outstanding balances as directed.

Please see the full T&Cs below.

Private Candidates - SQA Exams 

If you are a private candidate wishing to sit an SQA exam for National 5 and Higher subjects, we may be able to support you as the presenting centre. Just use the link below to find out more.

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Entry requirements (minimum)

  • A or B pass at National 5, Intermediate 2, Standard Grade Credit Level (or equivalent)


Please ensure you meet these entry requirements prior to making payment. If you pay but do not meet the entry requirements, the College reserve the right to refuse any refund.

You are required to provide your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN) upon booking so we can ensure you meet the entry requirements above.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3298