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Chemistry studies substances (matter) and explains why chemical substances look and behave in predictable ways. The chemistry course demonstrates how chemistry affects our everyday life, both in good ways and in bad.


Chemistry is an important subject to study especially if you are keen to follow a scientific, medical, veterinary, or dental career. Chemists work in a range of occupations including:


  • chemical industry
  • water board
  • research science
  • forensics
  • oil & petrochemical Industry
  • medicine


Rosshall Academy offers a range of SQA chemistry courses in S3 to S6, covering a wide range of abilities and needs.


From S3 onwards, the school offers a number of courses to fit pupils of different abilities and needs. Pupils can take a progression of courses in the upper school, to fit in with their interests and career hopes.


In S4 pupils can study National 4 or National 5 chemistry. In S5 pupils can progress on to Higher chemistry and some pupils might follow this course over 2 years in S5 and S6. Please click on the links on the right for more information on these courses.


The route a pupil follows will depend on their success in the subject, advice from the department and the suitability of the courses for the individual.