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St Andrew's RC High School

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S3-4 Chemistry

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The Course:  

Split into 3 Units

Unit 1 – Chemical Changes and Structure

Unit 2 – Natures Chemistry

Unit 3 – Chemistry in Society


Also includes several Practical Reports and a Research Assignment.

In S3 you will complete: 

  • Unit 1

Chemical Changes and Structure

Chemical Reactions

Atomic structure


Acids and alkalis


Practical Write-up

Research Assignment

  • Accounts for 20% of final mark
  • Can also be used as AVU (added value unit) for N4 course–S3 Exam in May


In S4 you will complete:  

  • Unit 2 : Combustion/Fossil Fuels

Alkanes/Homologous Series



Consumer Products


  • Unit 3: –Metals/Making Electricity



Nuclear Chemistry

Chemical Analysis


If time is available try and revisit assignments to improve if necessary.