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#1 Ally

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 05:48 PM

I thinking about doing Advanced Higher Chemistry next year.
I've taken Higher Chemistry , and after revising (got the prelim on friday) it all seems to fit in. So i was wondering how it is and if its difficult.

Is it as difficult as Advanced Higher computing or Maths.?

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 06:05 PM

I'm doing it this year, even though I don't need it for University. I found Higher interesting, and it was my favourite science subject.

There's certainly a lot of interesting stuff in the Advanced Higher, basically adding to what was covered in the Higher. It starts off with Electronic Structure (a bit like Higher Physics at times), then goes onto Reactions (like Higher Unit 3 with equations, and much more detail). Finally, there's more Organic Chemistry; we've just started this and it seems OK.

Practicals are much longer and more complicated, and there's a 20-hour 'Investigation' unit, which (I think) contributes to your final grade.

We just sat our prelim on Monday, and it was 'reasonable' (last years' was much harder, and we used that to practice). The difficulty lies in remembering so much content; though I suppose this is common to most, if not all, Advanced Highers.

If you want to check out the sort of stuff that's covered, try Ardrossan Academy's AH Notes.

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 10:34 PM

Hi, I'm doing Advanced Higher chemistry this year too, and was wondering if anyone knows any names of good revision materials for the course;books, revision notes and suchlike. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 09:00 PM

George,

How much longer do you reckon you would need to spend on the advanced higher course as a whole in comparison to the higher?

Laura xxx

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 09:12 PM

I'm probably not a very good role model; I've not really been very motivated in Chemistry this year. ohmy.gif

It is a hard course, so if you want to do well you will probably need to put in more time than at Higher. Sorry I can't be more helpful unsure.gif

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 09:18 PM

That's ok! I just wondered because my teacher said to me that I'd need to go to class in my own time if I was only going to be scheduled with the Higher folk, I just wondered how often I might need to go up. It's not too important - I guess I'll find out in time anyway.

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Posted 28 May 2004 - 09:30 PM

I'm aiming for an A in the exam but i feel i would be quite lucky to get one. Do you feel it is possible to sit advanced higher if i only recieve a B in the higher?

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 04:47 PM

QUOTE (Douglas @ May 28 2004, 10:30 PM)
I'm aiming for an A in the exam but i feel i would be quite lucky to get one. Do you feel it is possible to sit advanced higher if i only recieve a B in the higher?

I don't see why not. It's really up to the PT of the department - it's at their discretion so you just have to plaed a good case (but I NEEEEEEEED the Advanced Higher for Uni! Don't take my dream from me! Pleeeeeeeeeease!) I dunno, maybe it only works if you're a girl...











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Posted 31 May 2004 - 04:54 PM

Hehe there is no harm in trying though.
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Posted 31 May 2004 - 05:50 PM

QUOTE ($impl¥_®i¢h @ May 31 2004, 05:54 PM)
Hehe there is no harm in trying though.

I guess not

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Posted 31 May 2004 - 09:42 PM

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what is it that you want to do at uni like?

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 02:55 PM

How did the AH exam go?

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 03:38 PM

The exam wasn't too bad, in my opinion. I'm planning to put together a document with all the answers (supplied by my teacher).

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Posted 02 June 2004 - 11:08 PM

Is it just AH chemistry? Or is it other subjects aswell?

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:28 AM

Yeah just AH chemistry, but I think we'll also be doing solutions for all the Higher Maths past papers too.

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:16 PM

put it this way ah chem is the most difficult subject i think the sqa has to offer

we wre lucky to get such an easy paper this yr which is rare

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:29 PM

I thought AH Physics was the hardest course??
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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:33 PM

No way!

Chemistry even at Higher.

Try both n ull find out.

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:37 PM

ok ok, i suppose every 1 will have their own point of view, and opinions, after their experiences, as they might be good at physics and find it easy, or they might be good at chemistry and find that easier.
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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:38 PM

its statistically proven by national ratings

the hardest higher is geology then chemistry

hardest AH is chemistry





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