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.

National Qualification Higher Physics Papers

Digital Paper
(spell)
Higher
Paper
YEARMIExam
Report
NQ H 2019 TEMP SCANNQ 2019 TEMP SCAN H2019Both papers scanned
NH SpecP1
NH Spec P2
SpecMI H P1
MI H P2
NH 20182018MI H 20182018 Report
2017 DQPNH 20172017MI H 20172017 Report
2016 DQPNH 20162016MI H 20162016 Report
2015 DQPNH 20152015MI H 20152015 Report
H S1 DQP
H S2 DQP
NH SpecSpecMI H Spec
Physics
marking
general
principles
READ
THIS!
MARK GUIDE

If you’d like to work through past papers by topic then Mr Davie has done all the hard work for you and has promised to keep this list up to date. He says

This document was created in order to make it easier to find past paper questions both for teachers and students. I will do my best to keep this document up to date and include new past paper questions as they become available. – C Davie Glenrothes High School.

http://bit.ly/HigherPhysics18

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!

Higher
Paper
YEARMIExam Feedback
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 SpecSpecimen
Paper
MI Rev Spec
READ
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
Paper
YEARMarking
Instructions
Exam
Feedback
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
H Rev Specimen QPSpecimenMI H Rev Specimen

Below is a work in progress of old papers. I am not sure if I’ve overlapped some but I’ll eventually get it all sorted!

Higher
Paper
YEARMarking
Instructions
Exam
Feedback
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/

I’ve added some info in here until Mr Mackenzie’s fab site is back up. Thanks to Mr Mallon, the originator of online resources!

Higher
Paper
YEARMarking
Instructions
1999H 1999 PI Solutions
H 1999 PII Solutions
1998H 1998 PI Solutions
H 1998 PII Solutions
1997H 1997 PI Solutions
H 1997 PII Solutions
1996H 1996 P1 Solutions
H 1996 PII solutions
1995H 1995 PI Solutions
H 1995 PII Solutions
1994H 1994 PI Solutions
H 1994 PII Solutions
1993H 1993 PI Solutions
H 1993 PII Solutions
1992H 1992 PI solutions
H 1992 PII Solutions
1991

All the best with your revision!

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4 thoughts on “Higher Past Papers”

  1. Hi there, love this page – is very helpful for all my students!
    Just thought it may be of use to you to know that the SQA MI for 2001 and 2002 are posted here:

    and also that the Revised Higher specimen paper you have posted is actually from back from 2000 and not the one from 2011ish (available on Mr Mackenzie’s site!) – can’t remember when they changed the courses, I was still a pupil myself then!!
    Thank you x

    1. Thank you I will make those changes as soon as possible. I ought to have renamed everything with my own numbering. The SQA never kept a constant naming system for their papers.
      I was also going to try to scan some “GREEN” higher papers pre 1991 for the Higher papers before one of the many revisions!
      I don’t think I can compete with Mr Mackenzie, the ultimate site.

      1. Sounds amazing! Love this site as it has all the reports – have no clue how you managed to gather them all, just a shame it looks unlikely we’ll ever see any of the SQA MI from pre-2000, some great questions in those papers.

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