Advanced Higher Physics (Course Code: C757 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Physics?

This course is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Physics and its many applications in modern society. It provides the opportunity to develop skills necessary to find solutions to scientific problems, such as experimenting, investigating and analysing, and gives a deeper insight into the structure of the subject. The course makes a valuable contribution to your general education and provides a sound basis for further study.

The skills you learn on this course are valuable for careers in medicine, energy, industry, material development, the environment and sustainability.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises four compulsory units and an assessment.

Physics: Rotational Motion and Astrophysics (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will study:

Physics: Quanta and Waves  (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will study:

Physics: Electromagnetism (4 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will study:

Investigating Physics (4 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

The course assessment consists of two components with a total of 130 marks:

For Component 2, you will carry out an in-depth investigation of a physics topic and produce a project-report.

The question paper will be set and marked externally by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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