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 N5 Physics

To successfully complete the N5 Physics course pupils must complete:

  • An exam (2.5 hours, 100 marks)
  • An Assignment (8 hours class time, 25 marks)

Our N5 pupils have access to a Microsoft Team (using their Glow login) which has documents, homework and online-help to aid with their studies. Microsoft Teams is available as an app or through the website. Please see the class teacher for any help getting logged in.

N5 Team: WEBLINK

 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

The assignment gives candidates an opportunity to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and understanding:

  • applying knowledge of chemistry to new situations, interpreting information and solving problems
  • planning, designing and safely carrying out experiments/practical investigations to test given hypotheses or to illustrate particular effects
  • selecting information from a variety of sources
  • presenting information appropriately in a variety of forms
  • processing the information (using calculations and units, where appropriate)
  • making predictions and generalisations based on evidence/information
  • drawing valid conclusions and giving explanations supported by evidence/justification
  • suggesting improvements to experiments/practical investigations
  • communicating findings/information 

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