I will be working through this section over the next few months. Some of the materials from 2017 still applies but most doesn’t. To be honest I think that most of the updated to the new N5 Physics Assignments are positive ones.
Here is a marking grid, obviously only if you are able to find time for a practice. It is not to be used to tentatively mark the student assignment being sent to the SQA.
This is the info for N5 from August 2017
The material has recently been published on the Understanding Standards Website SQA Physics N5 INFO
Above gives an example of the new Assignment requirements. It is vital that you don’t copy or even attempt to copy this assignment. If you are likely to copy other people’s work it is best to choose another topic.
Initial Task- vital
|Section||Expected response||Max mark|
|Title||The report has an informative title.||1|
|Aim||A description of the purpose of the investigation.||1|
|Underlying physics relevant to the aim||A description of the physics relevant to the aim which shows understanding.||3|
|Data collection and handling||A brief description of the experiment.||1|
|Sufficient raw data from the experiment.||1|
|Raw data presented in a table with headings and units.||1|
|Values correctly calculated from the raw data.||1|
|Data from an internet/literature source.||1|
|A reference for the internet/literature source.||1|
|Graphical presentation||The correct type of graph used to present the experimental data.||1|
|Suitable labels and units on axes.||1|
|All points plotted accurately, with line or curve of best fit if appropriate.||1|
|Analysis||Experimental data compared to data from internet/literature source.||1|
|Conclusion||A conclusion related to the aim and supported by data in the report.||1|
|Evaluation||A discussion of a factor affecting the reliability, accuracy or precision of the results.||2|
|Structure||A report which can be easily followed.||1|
Before Starting on your assignment take time to go over the following, it is vital that you know what you are doing.
To kick you off with your assignment Mr Forwood has supplied the following document.
N5 Assignment instructions (editable in word)
N5 Assignment instructions (pdf file)
The document below is one that I started in the holidays but got distracted. I will get something together a.s.a.p but until then make do with this starter!
You must also correctly reference your work, learn how to do this with the following link.