Welcome to the intake of 2017! Looking forward to starting?
Higher Checklist outcomes for the Higher Physics course. Check off the content as you go along.
H timeline Here is an excel timeline 2017/18 for you to download and fill in yourself. I will try to stick to the dates. Don’t forget you have to also learn, Units Prefixes and Scientific Notation, Uncertainties and Equations of Motion, which were all completed prior to August.
SQA Course Support Notes provided by the SQA, you’ll find the landscape pages have the course content on them.
Introduction to Higher Physics Mrs Physics introduction to Physics notes, covering Open Ended Questions, Units, Prefixes and Scientific Notation and Uncertainties.
Relationships sheet Higher Physics Here is the relationship sheet for Higher Physics, containing the equation sheet only.
Relationships for CfE Higher Physics This document contains all 4 pages of the relationship sheet, although the quality isn’t as good.
data sheet The data sheet found on page two of section 1 of the exam paper
These are the pages for the Higher Physics course. I will upload all the information, notes, homework and SQA resources to help you get through the course. If there is anything in particular you need, please let me know and I’ll try to upload it. I don’t have the SQA papers for this year or test answers!
How To Get The Maximum Out Of The Course
Take responsibility for your own learning, and make sure that you give yourself every chance of success.
- Analyse your work and identify Areas for Improvement
- Use past papers along with the SQA website – use “marking instructions”, your teacher will show you how.
- Attend after-school Supported Study regularly.
- Consult teachers at interval/lunchtime, perhaps to get help with homework or to borrow other resources.
- Make sure you are part of the Edmodo or Glow group and log in regularly
- Refer to Syllabus/Content Statements/Arrangements Document/“Need to Know” sheets.
- Practise with “Basic Knowledge” or Tutorial Question.
- Make/obtain and use Flash Cards.
- Try mind-mapping/spider diagrams.
- Generate your own short notes/ summaries
- Familiarise with the equations on page 2, stick a copy in your jotter and add your own notes to these.
- Create and learn mnemonics (ROYGBIV – Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, RMIVUXG but don’t overdo it)
- Plan weekly Revision timetable.
- Write and record mp3 files.
- Use Flash Learning , Scholar, Glesga Physics or other software
- Useful websites and departmental website.
- Post-it notes in your room/house (better ask first!)
- Remember to revise at the first opportunity after any lesson, asking yourself;
- What were the main learning objectives of the lesson?
- Do I understand these?
- What can I do to improve?
Also, plan your revision and do not put things off until tomorrow when you could fix them today.
Well done to Granny Resistor, the invisible student, who has chosen for us the new National Qualifications Physics Song. There was much disappointment in Physics teaching circles at the demise of the “Standard 2 marker” question, which involved
- 1/2 mark for the formula
- 1/2 mark for the substitution
- 1/2 for the answer
- 1/2 for the correct unit.
This has become the “standard three marker”
- 1 mark for the formula
- 1 mark for substitution
- 1 mark for the correct answer with the correct unit.
So for those that don’t get the full three marks- this one is for you!
If you’re feeling a bit down about your revision try the following link
http://www.mrsphysics.co.uk/blog/category/anythingelse/ Look for the inspiring quotes posts. You are all totally up for this, so give it your best shot. It is all that I ask, and I’ll be really proud of you!
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
― Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin