Physics - National Qualifications
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National 4 and 5 Physics

The National 4 Physics Course enables learners to develop the ability to solve problems and establish relationships in physics by acquiring a broad knowledge base, practical skills and basic mathematical skills.

The National 5 Physics Course enables learners to develop a deeper understanding of physics concepts and the ability to describe and interpret physical phenomena using mathematical skills.                        

The National 4 and 5 Physics Course reflects the Curriculum for Excellence values and principles. Learners will:
  • Develop an understanding of the role and impact of physics in everyday life;
  • Study relevant applications of physics;
  • Research scientific issues including their impact to the environment and society. 

Pupil Resources

 
Summary Sheets - Unit 1 -  Dynamics and Space N4/5
Summary Sheets - Unit 2 - Electricity and Energy N4/5
Summary Sheets - Unit 3 - Waves and Radiation N4/5

Learning Outcomes - Unit 1 - Dynamics and Space N4/5
Learning outcomes - Unit 1 - Electricity and Energy N4/5
Learning Outcomes - Unit 1 - Waves and Radiation N4/5


Relationship sheet N5
S3 Teaching Schedule
S4 Teaching Schedule
N5 Only Teaching Schedule

Useful Links


Sqa Past papers N5
NASA Physics Games
BBC Bitesize National 4 Physics
BBC Bitesize National 5 Physics

Formal Homework Exercises


 
Unit 1 - Dynamics and Space
Motion 1 Motion 2 Motion 3
Forces 1 Forces 2 Forces 3
Satelilites and Projectiles 1 Satelilites and Projectiles 2  
Cosmology 1 Cosmology 2 Cosmology 3
Space Exploration 1 Space Exploration 2 Space Exploration 3
 
Unit 2 - Electricity and Energy
Generation of Electricity 1 Generation of Electricity 2 Generation of Electricity 3  
Electromagnetism 1      
Practical Electricity 1 Practical Electricity 2 Practical Electricity 3  
Electrical Power 1      
Electronic Circuits 1 Electronic Circuits 2 Electronic Circuits 3 Electronic Circuits 4
Heat 1      
Conservation of Energy 1      
Gas Laws 1 Gas Laws 2 Gas Laws 3  
 
Unit 3 - Waves and Radiation
Wave Characteristics 1 Wave Characteristics 2 Wave Characteristics 3  
Sound 1 Sound 2 Sound 3 Sound Reproduction
EM Spectrum 1 EM Spectrum 2    
Light 1 Light 2 Light 3  
Nuclear Radiation 1 Nuclear Radiation 2 Nuclear Radiation 3 Nuclear radiation 4

 Homework exercises highlighted in blue include N4 work only.

 
Videos
Unit1 Unit 2 Unit 3
History of satellites    
     
     
National 4 and 5 Course Outline

Unit 1 – Dynamics and Space
Motion
Forces
Satellites and Projectiles
Cosmology
Space Exploration

Unit 2 – Electricity and Energy
Generation of Electricity
Electromagnetism
Practical Electricity
Electrical Power
Practical Electronic Circuits
Heat
Conservation of Energy
Gas laws

Unit 3 – Waves and Radiation
Wave Characteristics
Sound
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Nuclear Radiation