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.

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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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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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To be completed

You’ll have Wednesday’s lesson and maybe some of Friday’s lesson and then we will move on. Ensure you’ve completed.

  • To check understanding of the PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT and SPECTRA
  1. W2-W1=hf
  2. P&W Book 2 pp 16-21, 85-96, 101-105
  3. Make sure you have all the required notes for these chapters.

You were asked to write out 10x the meanings of the Standard Model that you got incorrect.

 

Completing Practical Work

Before you complete your assignment you’ll need to be familiar with how to complete a practical and write up. CLICK ON THE DOWNLOAD button to download a Guide to the Practical Skills Booklet. Hopefully it will be useful to everyone doing HIGHER ASSIGNMENTS.

Many think this has too much on Excel but it can be removed from the word document if you are going to hand plot your graph.

I’d be grateful for feedback on this document and how it can be improved. Thanks.

My thanks to my colleagues at Dumfries High School, Mr Belford and Mr Viola for allowing me to add this flipchart which I have converted into a pdf file (hence the apparent pages of not many changes- it works well on a flipchart) for you to see how to go about an assignment.

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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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