Physics

Staff:

Mr J Martin

 



 

Aims

The Physics department aims to promote an interest in Physics through a stimulating and worthwhile experience in the classroom. We help prepare pupils for life and work by providing opportunities to develop scientific and rational modes of thought. We are responsible for challenging the intellectual ability of all and to fully equip those taking study of the subject to a higher level.

 



 

Courses

Course Title: N4 Physics

Entry Requirements: At least a secure understanding of level 3 Science and Maths.

Course Content: Pupils will complete the following four mandatory topics:

  1. Electricity and Energy
  2. Waves and Radiation
  3. Dynamics and Space
  4. Added Value Unit

Assessment: There are three outcomes to cover, involving practical investigations, set questions, research projects and an added value unit. The added value unit will be a research assignment from based on topics 1, 2 or 3. Pupils are required to produce a report of their findings which is sat under exam conditions.

There is no external written exam.

Progression: Pupils would progress to the N5 Physics course in S4/5.


 

Course Title: N5 Physics

Entry Requirements: A pass in National 4 Physics and Maths.

Course Content: Pupils will complete the following four mandatory topics:

  1. Electricity and Energy
  2. Waves and Radiation
  3. Dynamics and Space
  4. Assignment

Assessment: There are three outcomes to cover, involving practical investigations, set questions, research projects and an added value unit. The research assignment will be based on topics 1, 2 or 3. Pupils are required to produce a report (500-800 words) of their findings which is sat under exam conditions.

There will also be an external written exam.

Progression: Pupils would progress to the H Physics course in S5/6.


Course Title: H Physics

Entry Requirements: A pass (A-C) in National 5 Physics.

Course Content: The course consists of four mandatory Units:

Unit 1 – Our Dynamic Universe (40 hours)

Unit 2 – Particles and Waves (40 hours)

Unit 3 – Electricity (20 hours)

Unit 4- Researching Physics (20 hours)

Assessment: There are three outcomes to cover, involving practical investigations, End of unit assessments and a researching Physics assignment. The researching Physics assignment is a stand-alone unit and will be linked to content in units 1, 2 or 3. Pupils are required to produce a report of their findings, which is sat under exam conditions.

There will also be an external written exam.



Useful Links

BBC Bitesize N5 Physics

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