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Mr McKenzie
Mr McKenzie

 

Mr Malaney
Mr Malaney

 

Mr Fulton
Mr Fulton

 

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Broad General Education

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National 5

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Extra Curricular Activities

"Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think." Werner Heisenberg

Extra Curricular activities
N3, N4, N5 and Higher
Supported Study

Organised by M Fulton. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays after School

Activities
S1 Electronics club

Organised by M Fulton. Friday lunchtimes.

Additional Activities
Engineering Club

Organised by M Fulton. Tuesdays after School

Broad General Education in Physics S1 - S2

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Towards the end of S2 pupils can choose to study Art & Design in S3 and then later in S4 and S5.

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Level 4 @ S3

Pupils have to make a choice at the end of S2 about the subjects they want to study further in S3 and perhaps take it to the next level.

The Physics course tries to explain the Science behind how things work – things that you see in your everyday life in the street, at home or in the news.  Physics is the basic science underpinning most of the engineering we see around us and the digital technology that we use every day.  The 3rd year Physics course is divided into a number of topics. The course can stand on its own but also provides the scientific foundations to allow pupils to progress to either the National 4 or National 5 Physics courses.

 

force
Forces

Forces and their effects on everyday objects are investigated. Speed and acceleration are covered along with friction. Examples looked at include cars, rockets and jet engines.

electricity
Electricity & Electronics

The unit starts with how and why basic electrical circuits work. This also covers current, voltage and resistance. The course then moves onto basic input and output circuit components, followed by simple electronic logic circuits. Pupils will be expected to design and explain the operation of simple electronic circuits such as a burglar or fire alarm.

radiation and waves
Radiation & Waves

Sound and its uses including ultrasound investigated. Further study of light and the electromagnetic spectrum follows, leading into how the universe is observed and to the medical uses of electromagnetic radiation. Practical includes operation of a telescope and measuring the speed of sound.

energy
Energy

Sources of energy and how they are exploited is covered including how electricity is generated. The effects of heat, temperature and pressure on substances is also covered by pupil participating in a series of practical activities.

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Progression

Level 4 Art & Design is a natural progression from experiences and skills learned in levels 1-3.

In S3 you will explore and learn more new skills to help you develop your ideas further leading to certification at National 4 or 5 at the end of S4.

National 4

Equivalent to General level at Standard Grade, the National 4 course consists of two units with an added value practical activity project.

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National 5

Very similar to National 4 but taken to a more advanced level, developing ideas in greater depth and

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Higher

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Careers In Physics

A Physics qualification is widely required for progression along may career paths. Some form of Physics qualification is required for many college and university courses covering topics such as Engineering, Computing, Architecture, Electronics and many Science based courses.

architecture
medicine
engineering
computing
electronics
biomedical studies
veterinary medicine
many many more