Nat 5 Chemistry

Nat 5 Chemistry

Chemistry is broken down into 3 units covering a range of topics. Each topic has a variety of practical that can be done to enhance the theory.

 

Unit 1 - Chemical Changes and Structure 

Unit 2 - Nature’s chemistry

Unit 3 - Chemistry in society

 

Assessment

The National 5 certificate is awarded on a scale of A-D, in addition to the end of unit extension tests, each student is presented for the external exam. 

External exam in May (100 marks).

Nat 5 - Added value assignment (20 marks) - this allows students to present practical work that they carry out and the relevant theory/research. Written up under exam conditions and externally marked.

Nat 5 marks break down

Chemical changes and structure

 

Unit 1 - Chemical changes and structure

In this area, topics covered are: rates of reaction; atomic structure and bonding related to properties of materials; formulae and reacting quantities; acids and bases.

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Unit 1 - balancing equations

Nature's chemistry

Unit 2 - Nature's Chemistry

In this area, topics covered are: homologous series; everyday consumer products; energy from fuels.

Unit 2 - hydrocarbons alkanes and alkenes

Chemistry in society

Unit 3 - Chemistry in Society

In this area, topics covered are: metals; plastics; fertilisers; nuclear chemistry; chemical analysis.

Unit 3 - chemical analysis