Higher Past Papers

I’ve tried to avoid stepping on others toes, but alas, with my big feet I felt I needed to add the Physics Higher Past Papers and Marking Instructions (MI) as well as the PA/Exam/External / Course Reports.

These papers and marking instructions are reproduced to support SQA qualifications, please check the conditions of use and ensure they are not used for commercial benefit.

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Higher
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YEARMarking
Instructions
Exam
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2018
NH 20172017MI H 2017
2016 Digital QPNH 20162016MI H 20162016 Report
2015 Digital QPNH 20152015MI H 20152015 Report
H S1 Digital QP
H S2 Digital QP
NH SpecSpecimenMI H Spec
Physics
marking
general
principles
READ
THIS!
MARK GUIDE

Below are the Revised Higher Past Papers, the content is very very similar to the new National (CfE) Higher, although the marks would be different. These were the last past papers with half marks!

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H Rev 20152015MI Rev 20152015 Report
H Rev 20142014MI Rev 20142014 Report
H Rev 20132013MI Rev 2013
2013 Report
H Rev 20122012MI Rev 20122012 Report
H Rev Specimen QPSpecimen
Paper
MI H Rev Specimen
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THIS
MARK GUIDE

These are the traditional Higher Past Papers (once also known as revised!) Remember some of this material is no longer on the syllabus, and some is relevant to National 5.

Higher
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YEARMarking
Instructions
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H 20152015MI 20152015 Report
H 20142014MI 20142014 Report
H 20132013MI 20132013 Report
H 20122012MI 20122012 Report
H 20112011MI 20112011 Report
H 20102010MI 20102010 Report
H 20092009MI 20092009 Report
H 2008 2008MI 20082008 Report
H 20072007MI 20072007 Report
H 20062006MI 20062006 Report
H 20052005MI 20052005 Report
H 20042004MI 20042004 Report
H 20032003MI 20032003 Report
H 20022002MI 20022002 Report
H 20012001MI 2001
H 20002000MI 2000

From National Parent Forum of Scotland This great little pdf file gives some ideas of suitable questions from the traditional Higher papers that are suitable for the new National Qualifications.

Thanks to Mr John Irvine for filling in most of the gaps in the Exam Reports, and to Mr Stuart Farmer for making it a full house, only a few left to fill. PLEASE can I recommend that both teachers and students READ the Report after tackling the past paper. The course reports give really good background and information about how candidates performed in the exam and what messages you should learn from them. Believe it or not, candidates often make the same mistakes every year! The reports are designed to help you learn from this.

Please also note that some of the National Higher content was once in the AH course, so it is worth checking these papers for some additional practice.

The papers pre-2000 can be found at http://mrmackenzie.co.uk/higher-revision/

All the best with your revision!

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