2. National 5

The National 5 course consists of the three units:

  • Unit 1 Chemical changes and structure

  • Unit 2 Nature’s chemistry

  • Unit 3 Chemistry in society

After each unit you have to pass an End of Unit Assessment which assesses both knowledge and understanding (outcome 2.1) and problem solving (outcome 2.2).

Throughout the National 5 course you will be required to pass the following outcomes before sitting the final exam:

  • Outcome 1 – practical experiment report

  • Outcome 2.1 – Knowledge and understanding for all 3 units

  • Outcome 2.2 – problem solving over the 3 units (includes predicting, selecting, analysing and processing)

The Added Value Unit at National 5 is called the assignment.  This is a research project which is sent away to the SQA to be marked and is marked out of 20 and is a fifth of the overall grade.

Exam Study Timetable 2018

Week Beginning Topic Key Definitions Past Paper Questions 12th Feb Rates of Reaction 4 ways of speeding up reaction Average Rate Calculation Interpreting rate graphs Int 2 2012 Section B: 2ai, 2aii, N5 2014 Section A: 1  Section B: 6   19th Feb Atomic Structure and Bonding Periodic Table (groups) Structure of Atom (e– diagram) …


National 5 Homework will be uploaded here through out the year. Mr Macfarlane’s Homework Bonding and Structure 23/08 <– Click link to open Homework COMPLETE QUESTIONS 1-6 ONLY Mrs Burpitt’s Homework Reaction Rates Homework <– Click this link to open Homework Homework 2 – Rates and Atomic Structure <– Click this link to open Homework Homework 3 – -Atomic Structure …

Open Ended Questions

Nat 5 Chemistry – The dreaded (soon to be loved)  open-ended questions  How to deal with them…. You must begin to tackle these questions head on – 6 marks can make a significant difference to a final grade. There is a skill in answering these questions, a skill which needs practice to perfect! In Nat 5 Chemistry …

Past Papers

Week 1 – Rates of Reaction

Power point used – Week 1 – Rates Key Area Should be familiar with the factors which affect rate of reaction – (Temp, Concentration, Particle Size/Surface Area, Catalysts). Calculating Average Rate of Reaction from data  (graph, table or data given in question) Able to identify correct units for rate calculations Interpretation of rate graphs Week Beginning …

Week 2 – Atomic Structure and Bonding

Revision Presentation –AVAILABLE HERE Week Beginning Topic Key Definitions Past Paper Questions 19th Feb Atomic Structure and Bonding Periodic Table (groups) Structure of Atom (e– diagram) Isotopes/Nuclide Notation Relative Atomic Mass Covalent Bonding (Diagrams/shape/properties) 7 diatomic elements Network vs molecular Ionic  Bonding Ions/Crystal Lattice Properties(Conduction/solubility) Int 2 2012 Section A: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, …

Week 3 – Formula and the Mole

26th Feb Formula and reaction Quantities Chemical Formula (Prefix, valency, roman numerals, ide,ate,ite) Balanced Chemical equations Network = simplest ratio of elements m=n x gfm n = c x VL % Composition Solution/Solute/Solvent Int 2 2012 Section B: 1b, 2b, 4c, 15ai, 15aii N5 2014 Section A: 4 Section B: 3b, 10b, 12b N5 2015 …

Week 4 – Acids and Bases

Acids and Bases – Revision  Presentation Available here –> CLICK HERE 5th March Acids and Bases pH Scale 0à 14 Neutral [H+] =[OH–] Acids [H+]>[OH–], Alkali [OH–]>[H+] H2O ↔H+ + OH– How dilution affects pH and [H+] Soluble metal oxides = alkaline pH Soluble non-metal oxides=acidic pH Neutralisation Reactions Base (x3) and products Titration Calculations Why …

Week 5 – Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons Revision Powerpoint – Click Here Revision Tasks Listed Below   12th March Hydrocarbons Homologous Series Saturated/Unsaturated Bromine Test Isomers Alkanes/Alkenes/Cycloalkanes Uses, General Formula, solubility in H2O, Addition Reactions Systematic Naming Int 2 2011 Section A:, 12, 13, 14 Int 2 2012 Section A: 11, 13, Section B: 5a, 5bi, 5bii, 7c, 8a, 8c N5 2014 …

Week 6 – Everyday Consumer Products and Energy from Fuels

19th March Everyday consumer products Alcohols – uses, mpt/bpt trends, functional group, general formula, systematic naming. Carboxylic Acids – Uses, solubility, mpt/bpt trends, functional group, general formula, neutralisation reactions, ph<7. Int 2 2007 Section A: 4,6,9,10,18,19,20,24 25 Section B: 1a, 1bi, 2a, 3bi, 3bii, 4b, 6a, 6c, 9b, 11c, 13ai N5 2014 Section B: 8bi, …

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