Chemistry: Nuclear Chemistry - Advice and guidance for practitioners


This document provides advice and guidance on the topic of nuclear chemistry within National 5 Chemistry. This is intended for use by practitioners and is non-mandatory. The advice and guidance should be used in a reflective and selective manner.

The model of the atom used is one that makes reference to sub-atomic particles other than protons, neutrons and electrons. Practitioners can decide which atomic model is best suited to their learners.

Reflective questions for learners are provided to aid practitioners in planning learning and teaching to meet the needs of learners. In many cases, investigative work and inquiry-based practical learning will supplement the learning and teaching described here.


  • Curriculum area / Subject

    • National 5 (Chemistry)
  • Level / Stage

    • National 5
  • Date

    30 April 2012
  • Status

    Currently In Use
  • Type

    NQ Course material
  • Advice to Users

    Users should check that documents conform with current SQA Arrangements.

  • Author

    Education Scotland
  • Publisher

    Education Scotland

  • Copyright

    Crown Copyright

Please note

This advice and guidance has been produced to support the profession with the delivery of courses which are either new or which have aspects of significant change within the new national qualifications (NQ) framework.

The advice and guidance provides suggestions on approaches to learning and teaching. Practitioners are encouraged to draw on the materials for their own part of their continuing professional development in introducing new national qualifications in ways that match the needs of learners.

Practitioners should also refer to the course and unit specifications and support notes issued by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

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