Laboratory skills for advanced higher chemistry NS513

This course will support the teaching of practical work in chemistry at Advanced Higher Level, including work suitable for Advanced Higher investigations.


In laboratory sessions participants will have hands-on experience of innovative practical work to support learning outcomes in the Advanced Higher Chemistry course. There will be opportunities to explore ideas and techniques suitable to investigative project work at Advanced Higher level. Via the Gap Task there will be further opportunities for participants to share project ideas.

To apply for this course please contact SSERC directly ( who will forward you the necessary information. Shortly after the published closing date for applications the Administration Team at SSERC will send to successful applicants:

  • confirmation of an offer of a place on the course together with details on enrolment procedures
  • information on ENTHUSE funding and how to apply for such a subsidy
  • a set of terms and conditions which you must meet in order to qualify for an ENTHUSE subsidy

If you are a supply teacher you may still qualify for an ENTHUSE subsidy; please contact SSERC to establish your eligibility

Who is it for?

Teachers of advanced higher chemistry - particularly those less experienced at teaching this level

What topics are covered?

Experiments to support teaching to the required practical skills. Advice on projects.

How will you learn?

Face to face

How long is this course?

2 days, total 12.5 Hours

Course Leaders

Chris Lloyd


Participants will be able to–

  • explore ways of enhancing the understanding of concepts relevant to Advanced Higher Chemistry using hands-on approaches
  • more confidently teach innovative practical work that supports the learning outcomes of Advanced Higher Chemistry
  • describe developments in contemporary chemistry relevant to the Senior Phase Curriculum
  • explore ideas for supporting investigative work Advanced Higher Chemistry projects
  • receive a variety of resources to support learning in their school
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