It’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it.

Doing past papers at the moment? Here is a helpful site to give you hints if you get stuck without revealing the answer. Thanks to Mr Hopely for this. It is also useful for Chemistry, Maths, and other subjects we don’t offer here.


If you want to keep ahead for your highers in D&G try…


In Glasgow and looking for a tutor? Email



Welcome to the New Intake of 2021. All of the pages reflect the changes that occurred in 2018.

Higher Compendium

Compendium for the 2018 Higher Physics Course. May 2019.

Higher Compendium Questions

Here is the latest offering to the suite of Mrs Physics’ booklet. It is in a very early draft stage and only most of the uncertainties answers have currently been completed, but it is on my to do list. I am working through the sections that most people will tackle during this lockdown phase. More details on the Learning Outcome category. If you worked through the N5 compendium questions that I did last year then you ought to be familiar with how they work. Just be patient they take a long time and I don’t have a higher class this session.

This is the booklet as of 1st January 2021.
Higher Timeline

This will be updated when the new dates are available.

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.

Higher Course Specifications

Provided by the SQA, you’ll find the course content contained in the tables.

Relationships for CfE Higher Physics

This document contains all 4 pages of the relationship sheet, although the quality isn’t as good.

Introduction to Higher Physics

Mrs Physics introduction to Physics notes, covering Open Ended Questions, Units, Prefixes and Scientific Notation and Uncertainties.

Relationships Sheet

Relationships sheet Higher Physics Here is the relationship sheet for Higher Physics, containing the equation sheet only.

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.


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.
  • Refer to compendium document.
  • Practice 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

January 2021

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