Assignments from 2018

In the next few months I’ll be adding details of the new Higher Physics Assignment with starter sheets.

February 2020

Well that didn’t happen did it? I’m on to it now! Until I can get properly up to date how about trying the experimental sheets in the document below which I’ve taken from Outcome 3s of the old Higher Course, for those who remember.

TopicStarter SheetAdditional Help
OUR DYNAMIC UNIVERSE
'g' AH 'g' a 2018
'g' BH 'g' b 2018
SlopesH g from slope 2020
PARTICLES AND WAVES
RefractionH Refraction A 2018
Critical AngleH Refraction B 2018
PlanckH h 2018
1/d2H 1over d^2 2018
Half value thicknessH Half Value Thickness 2020
ELECTRICITY
A.C. D.C. aH ACDC a 2018
A.C. D.C. bH ACDC b 2018
Internal Resistance & EMF A
Internal Resistance & EMF B
Capacitors A
Capacitors B
Capacitors C
Capacitors D
Wheatstone BridgeH Wheatstone 2018Wheatstone
Op AmpsOp amps
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This summary is based on the updated information from the SQA. The first two links are for the candidate guide which is produced by the SQA and contains the information that students can access. This can be taken into the reporting stage of your assignment. It is important to check off what you have done at the end of your assignment with the marking instructions. Prior to this it would be a good idea to have gone through the Practical Skills Booklet.

The link below takes you to the full information document which is produced by the SQA. It is a current document. This cannot be taken into the Reporting stage of your assignment, although the document above can.

SQA Higher Physics Assignment.pdf

HigherCATPhysics

This assignment is worth 20 marks, contributing 20% to the overall marks for the course assessment. t applies to the assignment for Higher Physics.

SectionDescriptionMark
Title and structureAn informative title and a structure that can easily be followed.1
AimA description of the purpose of your investigation.1
Underlying physicsA description of the physics relevant to your aim, which shows your understanding.3
Data collection and handlingA brief description of an approach used to collect experimental data.1
Sufficient raw data from your experiment.1
Data from your experiment, including any mean and/or other derived values, presented in a table with headings and units.1
Numerical or graphical data relevant to your experiment obtained from an internet/literature source, or raw data relevant to your aim obtained from your second experiment.1
A citation for an internet/literature source and the reference listed later in the report.1
Graphical presentationThe axes have suitable scales.1
Suitable labels and units on the axes.1
All data points plotted accurately and, where appropriate, line or curve of best fit drawn.1
UncertaintiesScale reading uncertainties shown for all measurements and random uncertainty in measurements calculated.2
AnalysisAnalysis Discussion of experimental data.1
ConclusionA conclusion relating to your aim based on all the data in your report.1
EvaluationThree evaluative statements supported by justifications.3
Total20
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Higher Past Papers

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
NO EXAMNO EXAM2020COVID-19FOR THE 1ST TIME IN ITS HISTORY
NH 20192019mi H 20192019 Report
NH SpecP1
NH Spec P2
SpecMI H P1
MI H P2
2018 DQPNH 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

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 20062006mcH&Int2 stats2006 Report
H 20052005MI 20052005 Report
H 20042004MI 20042004 Report
H 20032003MI 20032003 Report
H 20022002MI 20022002 Report
H 20012001MI 20012001 Report
H 20002000MI 2000Internal report

U Standards 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 and Mr Stuart Farmer for the course reports.

PLEASE 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.

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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September 2020