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 N5 Physics

To successfully complete the N5 Physics course pupils must pass the following sections

    Three Unit KU assessments (2.1)
    Four skills sections across the three units (2.4)
    A short written report (2.2/2.3)
    An practical experiment write-up (1.1-1.6)
    An Added Value Assignment
    The SQA N5 Examination

 Unit 1 - Electricity & Energy

The general aim of this Unit is to develop skills of scientific inquiry, investigation and analytical thinking, along with knowledge and understanding of electricity and energy. Learners will apply these skills when considering the applications of electricity and energy on our lives, as well as the implications on society/the environment. This can be done by using a variety of approaches, including investigation and problem solving.

The Unit covers the key areas of energy transfer, heat and the gas laws. Learners will research issues, apply scientific skills and communicate information related to their findings, which will develop skills of scientific literacy.

 Unit 2 - Waves & Radiation

The general aim of this Unit is to develop skills of scientific inquiry, investigation and analytical thinking, along with knowledge and understanding of waves and radiation. Learners will apply these skills when considering the applications of waves and radiation on our lives, as well as the implications on society/the environment. This can be done by using a variety of approaches, including investigation and problem solving.

The Unit covers the key areas of waves and nuclear radiation. Learners will research issues, apply scientific skills and communicate information related to their findings, which will develop skills of scientific literacy.

 Unit 3 - Dynamics & Space

The general aim of this Unit is to develop skills of scientific inquiry, investigation and analytical thinking, along with knowledge and understanding of dynamics and space. Learners will apply these skills when considering the applications of dynamics and space on our lives, as well as the implications on society/the environment. This can be done by using a variety of approaches, including investigation and problem solving.

The Unit covers the key areas of kinematics, forces and space. Learners will research issues, apply scientific skills and communicate information related to their findings, which will develop skills of scientific literacy.

Assignment AVU

 Revision

Revision materials for the whole course are found below

The National Parent Forum of Scotland website has links to Past Papers from N5 and also old Int2 and SG questions that may be useful. Marking schemes are also there to use.

http://www.npfs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/nutshells_revision_N5_physics.pdf