Week 1: Get to know the Course


  1. Get to know the course, content and expectations
  2. Begin to understand Uncertainties, and how to quantify them
  3. Revise Higher work
  4. Get into a routine of expectations, good work routine, how to self study, how to seek help
  5. Review calculus and its role in AH physics.
  6. Begin to get to grips with section 1 in the compendium.
  7. Begin to investigate a possible project idea.

Success Criteria

  1. Score 90% in the quick quiz (If I can find out how to make them up!)
  2. Have a good understanding of your part in obtaining the best grade you can
  3. Start to make notes on compendium section 1.
  4. Have set up a learning routine for Project, Learning, Notes etc.


NB You do not have to do these in any particular order, although it would be easier to do some before the others!

  1. If possible download and print off the AH Compendium, relationships sheet and data sheet. If not can you download it in an editable form online
  2. Log into Scholar and check it out. I hope to be using it this year, so I’ll need a refresher too. The notes and questions can be a little awkward but it is a good background. Note there is a SCHOLAR introduction session on 6th May that I recommend you signing up for. Log in through your GLOW LAUNCHPAD
  3. Check out Mrsphysics AH section and familiarise yourself as to where to find things.
  4. Check other websites in the list that I am trying to make up on RESOURCES. I am trying to match this to the compendium but the IoP have been working on this for you too. https://mrmackenzie.co.uk/advanced-higher/
  5. Watch the video on Mr Mitchell’s introduction to AH Physics
  6. Watch the video on Mr Mitchell’s Units, Prefixes and Scientific Notation
  7. Watch the video on Mr Mitchell’s Significant Figures
  8. Watch the video on Mr Mitchell’s Greek Letters
  9. and one more watch the video on Mr Mitchell’s Use of Calculators
  10. Read the course content (course support notes)and the project and see if any of the potential projects takes your fancy.
  11. Get something to make notes in or on, if you don’t have access to a source of paper let me know by GLOW email. You need a jotter for notes, something for tutorials and a daybook for your project.
  12. Complete the Higher questions and see how many you can do without using your book.
  13. Read the document on Calculus (pdf) / Calculus (word) and work through that. There are homework questions for you to tackle in there. You will be marking these next week.


April 2020