N5 Past Papers

Click on the link above to take you directly to the past paper page for N5, Int2, SG, papers marking instructions and course reports

Doing past papers? Here is a helpful site to give you hints if you get stuck without revealing the answer. Thanks to Mr Hopely for this. It is also useful for Chemistry, Maths, and other subjects we don’t offer here.


Mrsphysics website

NB if you use a mobile to view this site the notices are right at the bottom. Scroll right down to read them

2020-2021 Welcome to the National 5 part of the website.

Let’s hope that the 2021 exam is not like the 2020 exam, ie one that doesn’t go ahead. All I can take from the 2020 situation is how important it is to build up the evidence as you go along. Don’t worry if your initial scores aren’t what you expect to achieve in the final exam, just make sure that you revise adequately for each test and you do your best. Physics isn’t usually a subject that you crack straight away.

The introduction to N5 Physics lower down the page under some important student resources. 

Course Resources


 Your compendium contains N5 content, information on the exam and assignment,  maths, Relationships Sheet and Data Sheet. Check off the outcomes as you go through the course.

N5 Compendium word

N5 Compendium pdf


AND FINALLY THEY ARE FINISHED- Learning Outcome Question Booklet. The answers are now finished and uploaded. All I need do now is a revision to check over the duplicate questions. I am not sure when I’ll get some for that.


I’ll make a new one of these for this year but no exam timetable has been published yet.


Thanks to Mr F Rush for the N5 2018 LOs.

Relationships sheet

I’ll link this to the updated one soon!

Physics N5 Relationships Sheet

Quantity and symbol sheets


Help with the relationship sheet.pdf

Help with the relationship sheet.docx

This is a great little document for those who don’t know their W

from their Sv! For more http://www.physics-podcast.co.uk/

Below is a similar but slightly different version.

Nat 5 – Physical Quantities

Data sheet

PhysicsSQPN5DataSheet 2018

N5 Data Sheet word

You’ll find this on page 2 of the multiple choice (paper 1) of your exam.

SQA Course specification


Produced by SQA, this is the latest course specifications.

Resource guide- pre-2017

Physics Resources Guide N5 Feb 16

Intro to Studying Physics @ N5

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.

walk in the park
walk in woods

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?”


Summit Celebration

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…

Summit Celebration People & snow. It’s a wonderful experience but a challenge for me to capture. Her happiness at reaching the summit of Guanaco was obvious. Taken on β€ŽAprilβ€Ž β€Ž25β€Ž, β€Ž2010)

Look at the inspiring quotes if you’re feeling a little low about your revision.

Updated August 2020

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