For Friday 15th November,

Finish the question on POTENTIAL DIVIDER circuits in the ELECTRICITY BOOK. NB, these Questions are also given in the LOQ so you can answer them on paper and keep your notes up to date.

the OCTOBER ASSESSMENT, including where you went wrong and how you can correct this.

Revision Questions

Thanks to those in North Ayrshire who provided these excellent questions for you to get your teeth into. I’ll post the answers as password protected to protect those students and staff who are given these for homework! They’re in the old order, so you’ll have to search through for the right section.


UnitsSummary NotesProblems
Dynamics & SpaceSummary Notes D&SQuestions D&S pdf
Problems D&S doc
Electricity & EnergySummary Notes E&EQuestions E&E pdf
Problems E&E doc
Waves & RadiationSummary Notes W&RQuestions W&R pdf
Problems W&R doc




Prelim Dates

Hi Folks these are the dates for the N5 Prelims

Mrs H’s class:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Monday 8th January¬† P3 & 4, extended questions

Tuesday 9th January  P6, 25 multiple choice questions

Miss H’s class:¬†¬† Tuesday 9th January¬† P5,¬†25 multiple choice¬†questions

Wednesday 10th January  P5 & 6, extended questions


Here is the topic song

Updated November 2019

Electricity 2017 Final word version of the Electricity Unit.

Electricity 2017 Final  pdf version.

The booklet is large as it contains lots of questions for you to practice, practicals for you to complete and notes.

They are large notes so that you ought to be able to work your way through whether you are in class or away at college etc.

Please return your copy to the faculty on 30th April 2020!

The section numbers are linked to the compendium with all the things to cover in National 5 Physics.

Thanks to the person on GUZLED who shared these. I’ve redone them so they don’t lose their formatting.

Ohm’s Law


resistor network Try this when you think you have got to grips with resistances in series and parallel.

AC_DC[1] This is a powerpoint presentation that someone passed to be in the days of SG. It covers AC and DC traces

Voltage (2)

Voltage Analogy

Voltage Dividers

VOLTAGE DIVIDER FORMULAE The formula sheet for voltage dividers

VOLTAGE divider circuits (2)

VOLTAGE divider circuits2




VOLTAGE divider Q  Practice those horrible voltage divider questions with this pdf version of the document below. The answers are given for you to check. VOLTAGE divider Q

Resistance NetwoRK

Feeling brave- this isn’t as hard as it looks, but you can impress your friends and family.

Other notes

Mains- Electricity in the home

Here are some additional notes that might help as you go through the materials. Check out the post on using your calculators to measure resistance (I’ll add the link here when I’ve found the post!)

Ring main   Based on the SG course notes and not really in the N5 course, but it might give a little background to why when calculating the fuse rating for an appliance you use 240V and not the 230 V as stated.


Older Notes

EE1 – Electricity LOCKERBIE The old electricity notes (based on a colleagues work- thank you and I’ll find out who you are), these will be superceded when the document above is completed.

Elect & elect D&G Prob Book no answers These are some great little questions by Mr Belford from Dumfries Academy, but some of the numbers are a little bit fictional!

Elect & elect D&G Prob Book no answers The above document as a pdf file.

…… to be continued!

January 2021