There is a range of material available, including examples of candidate evidence with commentaries, as part of our Understanding Standards programme. This material is for teachers and lecturers to help them develop their understanding of the standards required for assessment. As new material is developed we will publish this information in our weekly Centre News. All material available can be found in the following locations:
- Available from our Understanding Standards website Material relating to externally assessed components of course assessment, with the exception of those subject to visiting assessment.
Available from our secure website Material relating to internally assessed components of course assessment, and components of course assessment which are subject to visiting assessment. In addition, material relating to freestanding units which are no longer part of National 5 courses can be found on this website. Teachers and lecturers can arrange access to these materials through their SQA Co-ordinator.
More information on Understanding Standards material for this subject can be found on our Understanding Standards website at http://www.understandingstandards.org.uk/Subjects/Physics.
The National 5 webinar provides a detailed overview of the revised course assessment for this subject.
National 5 Physics 20 June 2017
Additional CPD support
Where any particular areas of concern are identified, which are not addressed by our Understanding Standards events or support materials, we will offer free continuing professional development (CPD) training, subject to request. CPD support is subject-specific and can be tailored to cover one or more qualification level. To find out more about this service visit our CPD page.
So, I'm sitting my National 5 exams this May and I'm very scared because I really want to pass them all with A's so I can make an easy transition to Highers as I would like to study medicine or a subdiscipline. I know it's a long shot but I would like to try and get into an Ivy League school or something like that. I know it's merely impossible but a girl from my high school went to Harvard and a boy went to MIT. I am willing to put in the hard work but I don't know how to do so. I have past paper books of English, Maths and Biology and I have done a few online. The subjects I am most worried about are English and Chemistry as I don't really understand close reading or ionic/covalent bonds or balancing chemical equations. Although, I have already written a discursive essay for my folio work snd it was surprisingly easy, I'm just worried about the exam.
The exams I'm sitting are;
How can I optimise my studying skills to achieve the maximum result?