Physics

Course Level:  National 4

Physics gives learners an insight into the underlying nature of our world and its place in the universe. Learners will research issues, apply scientific skills and communicate information related to their findings, which will develop skills of scientific literacy.

The Physics course consists of 4 units:

Electricity and Energy

Key areas are: generation of electricity, electrical power, electromagnetism, practical electrical and electronic circuits, gas laws and the kinetic model.

Waves and Radiation

Key areas are: wave characteristics, sound, electromagnetic spectrum and nuclear radiation.

Dynamics and Space

Key areas are: speed, acceleration, forces, motion, energy, satellites and cosmology.  

Physics Assignment Added Value Unit

Learners will draw on, and apply the skills and knowledge they have developed and carry out an in-depth investigation in an unfamiliar and/or integrated context.

Course Level:  National 5

Physics gives learners an insight into the underlying nature of our world and its place in the universe. Learners will research issues, apply scientific skills and communicate information related to their findings, which will develop skills of scientific literacy.

The Physics course consists of 3 units:

Electricity and Energy

The Unit covers the key areas of energy transfer, heat and the gas laws.

Waves and Radiation

The Unit covers the key areas of waves and nuclear radiation.

Dynamics and Space

The Unit covers the key areas of kinematics, forces and space.

Added Value assignment

The coursework task is an open-book assignment, which is a research investigation into a relevant topic in physics, focusing on its application and its impact on society/the environment.

Further information can be obtained from:

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