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    Physics Higher

    Welcome to the Higher area of Levenmouth Academy's Physics page


    Course details

    • Units of Work Covered:
      • Our Dynamic Universe – Examples of areas covered; Motion, Energy and The Universe.
      • Particles and Waves – Examples of areas covered; Sub atomic particles, Refraction, Diffraction, Spectra and Nuclear Reactions.
      • Electricity – Examples of areas covered; Electrical Circuits, Semi-conductors and Capacitors.
      • Researching Physics – Pupils focus on a particular area of Physics and utilise their research and practical skills to produce a scientific report that is marked externally by the SQA.
    • Units 1, 2 and 3 have an end of unit assessment and grading test.
    • The Higher Physics Course develops learners’ curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for Physics in a range of contexts. Practical activities are performed throughout the course. Real life topics are discussed and explored to keep the content current and in context with everyday life.




    Progression Routes

    Please include the school learner pathway (e.g. successful completion of Higher > AH), potential study options at college/university and possible career options.


    Below are a number of homework exercises for pupils to learn from at home. The topic is Our Dynamic Universe.


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