Physics

Staff:

Mr Coltart – Curriculum Leader Science

Ms Lyall – Chartered Teacher

Dr Smith

Mr Russell

Progression Pathways

 

The range of courses and levels studied in S3 to S6 is detailed in the following progression pathway:

 

Progression 2


Our Courses

National Physics

The National Physics courses consist of three main units as shown below. The National 4 Physics course also has an additional Added Value Unit (AVU).

 

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

 

Additional information on the courses and assessment can be found on the SQA website:   N3 SQA    N4 SQA    N5 SQA

 

Textbooks:  ‘National 5 Physics’ by Arthur Baillie, HODDER GIBSON  and  ‘National 4 Physics‘ by Arthur E. Baillie HODDER GIBSON.

 

Revision Guide: ‘How to Pass National 5 Physics‘  HODDER GIBSON

 

Revision Websites:

 

Higher Physics

The CfE Higher course consists of 4 units:

 

  1. Our Dynamic Universe
  2. Particles and Waves
  3. Electricity
  4. Researching Physics

 

Additional information on the courses and assessment can be found on the SQA website:  CfE Higher SQA

 

Textbook:   ‘Higher Physics for CfE’ by Paul Chambers, Iain Moore and Mark Ramsay, HODDER GIBSON.

 

Revision Guide: ‘How to Pass Higher Physics for CfE‘  HODDER GIBSON

 

Revision Websites:

 

Advanced Higher Physics

The CfE Advanced Higher course consists of 4 units:

 

  1. Rotational Motion and Astrophysics
  2. Quanta and Waves
  3. Electromagnetism
  4. Investigating Physics

 

Additional information on the courses and assessment can be found on the SQA website:  CfE AH SQA

 

Revision Guide: ‘Bright RED CfE Advanced Higher Physics‘  BRIGHT RED

 

Revision Website: