New materials in the Revision section and below
The Physics Exam is on Thursday April 25th
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|Past papers sorted by topic
Thanks to the legedary Mr Davie
Past Papers for National 5 Physics
Doing past paper? Stuck? click here
Thanks to Mr Hopely
The SQA document giving details of the course, marks and what is being tested. It is probably more useful for your teachers
|N5 Compendium 2023 pdf
N5 Compendium 2023 word
Everything you need to know about your course. This was based on the course support notes. It contains a data sheet, relationships sheet and some hints and tips. Take it to every lesson
Compendium 2020 This has no annotated relationships sheet
The data sheet usually found on page 2 of your exam paper. Read it regularly.
Relationships Sheet, All those equations you need
Quantities and Symbol Sheet, this is the document that will explain those letters in the Relationships sheet. Also available as part of the Compendium.
Help with the relationships sheet giving details of each letter in your relationships sheet
Learning Outcome Questions- Questions for every outcome of the course. Matched to the compendium
Annotated Relationships sheet 2021 - help for understanding the equations. Every equation written in words with units. Also part of the 2021 compendium
| Resources Guide
Rather out of date, but giving some links to useful N5 documents.
| OEQ pdf
Some practice open ended questions for you to try. I hope you can find someone to mark them.
There are no questions in paper 2, just commands. Check how to answer each command.
A great 10 week revision plan but you're too late for this year.
A possible timeline for the course. Probably more siutable for teachers to adapt each year.
|using calculator buttons word
using calculator buttons pdf
|Q S U US N5 finalA4
Q S U US N5 final
An example of some flashcards to help with your revision.
To find the notes.
- On your phone go to the MENU
- Click on the course materials (with the picture opposite)
- from a computer click on the course materials (at the top)
- Navigate down until you come to the unit you want.
- Most of the information is in each topic section, but there are additional sections like REVISION and OUTCOME QUESTIONS
Welcome to the National 5 part of the website.
Looking for an online N5 Physics tutor? I might be able to help! Send me a message in the chat with contact details (I wont post them) and I’ll get back to you. I can offer one to one, or online group sessions if you want to keep the cost down.
Lots of people are scared of Physics and say it is too hard. I can’t claim that Physics will be the easiest subject that you can choose but I describe it like this.
“Some subjects that you choose will be like a walk in the park; very pleasant, quite straightforward, and not very strenuous.
Physics will be like climbing a mountain, hard going, challenging, and testing.
However, at the end of the day what would give you most satisfaction, sense of pride and achievement?
Are you up for a challenge or do you just want an easy ride?”
You can feel the sense of achievement in this photo.
You can experience that too- choose Physics!
(the edited caption to the photograph above by Chris Morley says…
Look at the inspiring quotes if you’re feeling a little low about your revision.
Updated January 2024