Higher Grade Physics
The Higher Physics Course develops learners’ curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for physics in a range of contexts. The skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are developed throughout the Course, and the relevance of physics is highlighted by the study of the applications of physics in everyday contexts.
There are two full units, two half units and a further short unit which will provide students with the ability to deal with experimental uncertainties.
Our Dynamic Universe
motion (equations and graphs)
the standard model
monitoring and measuring a.c.
· apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding to research the underlying physics
· apply skills of scientific inquiry to investigate, through experimentation, the underlying physics
· apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding to prepare a scientific communication for the practical investigation
forces, energy and power
forces on charged particles
current, potential difference, power and resistance
collisions, explosions and implosions
Electrical sources and internal resistance
wave particle duality
Gravity and mass
Interference and diffraction
conductors, semi-conductors and insulators
refraction of light
the expanding universe
expansion of the universe
big bang theory
More details can be found on the SQA website
To gain the award of the Course, the learner must pass all of the Units as well as the Course assessment. Course assessment will provide the basis for grading attainment in the Course award.
Unit 2 websites
Unit 3 websites