Happy Easter!

Happy Easter

The chemistry department would like to wish you all a happy and productive Easter break. Revision classes will re commence first week back to help add to your exam preparation. See your teacher if you’d like any extra revision materials.

Reminder that all Chemistry exams are on Monday 14th May.

Glenkinchie Distillery Trip 2011

The Standard Grade and Intermediate 2 Chemistry pupils have recently attended a trip to Glenkinchie Distillery in Pencaitland. We had the opportunity to find out more about the surrounding area of the school and the distilling process, which is covered in the Chemistry course.

The trip was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended.

NAB Revision

It’s that time of the year when most of you will be sitting NAB’s. If you need extra help as part of your revision come along to supported study. See website or posters in department for details. Good Luck!

New Higher Chemistry

During the 2011/2012 school year the Chemistry department will be introducing a new Higher Chemistry course. Please click on the Higher Chemistry tab for more information regarding the new course. If you have any questions come and speak to one of the Chemistry teachers who will be happy to help.


The exams and study leave are fast approaching. Remember there is plenty of support in school if you need extra help with revision. Times are available on this site and throughout the Chemistry department.

Prepare well and you will succeed! Good luck!

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a good Christmas and New Year and are ready for the challenges ahead!

Prelims are fast approaching. Can I remind you all that you are more than welcome to come along to any catch up time for additional help with prelim revision or if you just want to try a past paper. All catch up classes have resumed and times can be found under the ‘information’ tab.

Good luck!

Revision Websites

Click on the links below to access some revision web sites to help you revise:

http://highlandschools-virtualib.org.uk/secondary_curriculum/chemistry/                                                                               Revision sites for all levels

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/                                                                                    Select Scottish Standard Grade or Higher. Standard Grade can also be useful for those studying Intermediate 1 and 2.

http://dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/Equations/Equations.html                                                                                This site is useful for help and practice at balancing equations

http://www.evans2chemweb.co.uk/                                                                                                             Useful for all courses – see your teacher for user name and password if you don’ t already have it!

http://dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/ChemTeamIndex.html                                                                              Particularly good for Higher pupils.

Prepare well by revising in different ways at set times and taking regular revision breaks. As always if you need any help or support see your teacher.

Happy Studying!

and have a great Christmas from the Chemistry department.

Prelims 2011

As you are all aware the prelim dates are now out. The Chemistry prelims are listed below:

Wednesday 26th January

Intermediate 2 1.35-3.35 in the Hall (at the front)

Higher 1.05-3.35 in the Hall (at the back)

Advanced Higher 1.05-3.35 in the Hall (at the back)

Wednesday 2nd February

Intermediate 1 1.35-3.05 in the Hall (at the front)

Tuesday 8th February

Standard Grade General 8.35-10.05 in the Hall

Thursday 10th February

Standard Grade Credit 8.35-10.05 in the Hall

Remember to arrive in plenty of time and bring more than one pen and pencil, a rubber, a ruler and a calculator.

Prepare well for exams, do your best and if you need any help see your teacher or come along to one of the supported study times.

Good Luck!