Researching Chemistry


This assignment is worth 20 marks. This is 20% of the overall marks for the course assessment.

Your teacher or lecturer will let you know if there are any specific conditions for doing this assessment and tell you how the assignment will be carried out.

Your assignment has two stages:

  • research
    • investigate a topic in chemistry
    • gather data/information from an experiment related to the topic
    • gather data/information from internet/literature sources
  • report - produce a report based on your research

There is a maximum in class time of 8 hours for the whole assignment; including a maximum write up time of 1 hour 30 minutes.

Your teacher or lecturer will not mark your report at any point. It is sent to SQA for marking.