Revision Materials for the CfE Higher Physics Course

Get organised! The most important advice I can give you for this year.

Monthly Calendar Here is a  monthly calendar to help you plan your study and life during this year. Most people find their Higher year the hardest they’ll ever do. It will pass quicker than you imagine, so don’t leave things until the last minute.

Weekly Planner Here is a weekly planner if you prefer this layout to your homework planner.

and if you are just starting out and want to know about how and why to learn check out Mr Burke’s site https://sciencewithmrb.wordpress.com/science-of-learning/

Here is a 10 week revision plan from Mr Kennedy- thanks

Adjust to your own order.

New for 2022 KNOWLEDGE ORGANISERS

Teamwork by Mr Stewart (Berwickshire HS) and I. He designed and made them and I tweaked them. Thanks Mr Stewart they’re ace!

Uncertainties

Contains UPSN, OEQ, Uncertainties and is 4 pages

Our Dynamic Universe

Thanks Mr R Stewart!

Particles and Waves

Link working!

Particles from the Particles and Waves section- 4 pages+ references (don’t print that one!)
These currently are 5 draft pages

Parrot sheets

Whilst you are waiting for the Knowledge organisers (I’m on the case, but writing a prelim for you!) here is a fab parrot sheet. Thank C Forster, and I hope you don’t mind that I’ve made a few of changes- obviously you do as my changes haven’t saved! No time tonight but I’ll try to do this tomorrow.

URGH!

Everyone loves a Mindmap!

Mr Risbridger comes to the rescue again. After the excellent N5 Mind maps he’s started on some Higher ones. Thanks Sir!

ODU Mindmaps

Motion, Equations and Graphs
Force, Energy and Power
Collisions, Explosions and Impulse
Gravitation and Special Relativity
The Expanding Universe

Particles and Waves Mindmaps

The Standard Model
Forces on Charged Particles
Wave Particle Duality
Nuclear Reactions
Inverse Square Law
Spectra

Electricity Mindmaps

Monitoring and measuring A.C.
Current, pd, power and resistance
EMF and internal resistance
Capacitors

Semiconductors
More Resources

higher revision cards

Revision Techniques[1]  Ideas about revision techniques

What type of Learner are you? I would expect by this stage you have a fair idea, but just in case it has passed you by go through some of the documents below. You might need a friend to work through this with you.

Instructions_for_VAK_test

Inventory of Learning styles

learning style Learning_style_questionnaire

learningstylehandout

VAK_assessment_sheet_for_students VAK_Powerpoint

Below are a few pointers on how to answer exam questions.

Sketch Graphs

Here is a document for you to mark to see what you would consider the marking scheme for each diagram. NB This is the marking scheme for the unrevised Higher, so although the ideas are the same the mark scheme will be slightly different.

Sketch Graphs pptx

The power point that explains the graph marking scheme above.

Must Justify

Work on how to answer questions that include justify statement.

HIGHER WORKSHOP CfE 2018 Final

Updated for the 2018 exam on 8th May 2018

CfE Higher Physics – Unit by Unit – Past Paper Questions

Some hints to CfE type questions

Hope the revision goes well, don’t forget to take some regular breaks and get some exercise, including fresh air and a walk or a run. You better remind me too. I only make about 5k steps a day! All the best, it was lovely sharing this journey with you.
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Old Higher Past Paper sorted by Topic

Thanks to Mr Finch who has given permission for me to upload the old Higher Past papers sorted by topic. These could come up again but well worth practicing. Beware though, g was often taken as 10 ms-2. in multiple choice questions.

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Learning Outcome Answers

Linked to the Compendium Numbering Questions to test your understanding with full worked answers.

I’ll post the worked answers for the Learning outcome questions here. Please let me know if I’ve made a mistake and I’ll correct it….. and a warning- DON’T CHEAT and run to the answers as soon as you get stuck. It wont prepare you for your exam.

Uncertainties, Units Prefixes and Scientific Notation Answers

Updated 2nd June 2020

Our Dynamic Universe Answers

Particle and Waves Answers

Electricity Answers

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Learning Outcome Questions

Hi folks!

January 2021 version

This is just the start of the Learning Outcome Questions for Higher currently I’m just trying to get questions collated, but I am currently not teaching the Higher class so it is further down my priority list.

I’m fairly happy with the Units, prefixes and Scientific Notation and Uncertainties and I’ve started the worked answers (find in the LO Answers blog post).

Updated Jan 2021

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More Revision Resources

Came across these lovely, although large font, flashcards. They have the prefix name Woodmill, so I assume they were made by someone from Woodmill High School. If you reveal yourself I’ll thank you personally. Print double sided on A4 to get ready made flashcards. If that is not possible just copy them out!

Thanks to Mr Dawson from Wallace Hall Academy in D&G for these great resources. Use them well!

DYNAMICS

Particles

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Notes for exams

Here are some documents for setting exam papers which should be of use for teachers and also give students practise at answering questions from the command words.

My thanks to Mr S Farmer and Mr A Bailey for these.

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Revision Past Papers

Mr Dawson has sorted the SQA papers by topic to save time when revising. Don’t rush to the answers until after you’ve completed a whole section.

Thanks to Mr Dawson from Wallace Hall Academy (D&G) for this excellent resource. All your SQA Higher past papers sorted by unit and topic.

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Motivation

  • Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
  • You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
  • It always seems impossible until it’s done.
  • You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
  • You don’t always get what you wish for; you get what you work for.
  • It’s not about how bad you want it. It’s about how hard you’re willing to work for it.
  • Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
  • The pain you feel today is the strength you will feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.