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Through learning about physics, you will develop an interest in and understanding of the material world. You will engage in a wide range of investigative tasks, which will allow you to develop important skills to become creative, inventive and enterprising, in a world where the skills and knowledge developed by physics are needed across all sectors of society.

If you are considering a career in engineering, marine or construction sectors this might be for the course for you.


Level SCQF 6


Online Blended Learning:

  • Monday evenings 6 - 9pm
  • Optional tutorial 5 - 5.45pm
  • This course is open to the public


Online learning platform and our virtual learning environment (VLE) called Brightspace.  

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

The units covered in the course are:

Our dynamic Universe

  • motion — equations and graphs
  • forces, energy and power
  • collisions, explosions, and impulse
  • gravitation
  • special relativity
  • the expanding Universe

Particles and waves

  • forces on charged particles
  • the Standard Model
  • nuclear reactions
  • inverse square law
  • wave-particle duality
  • interference
  • spectra
  • refraction of light


  • monitoring and measuring AC
  • current, potential difference, power, and resistance
  • electrical sources and internal resistance
  • capacitors
  • semiconductors and p-n junctions

What next...

On successful completion of this course students could follow a number of different paths.

Along with other relevant qualification, may allow entry to several college or university courses. Physics is the basis of engineering and is a key science subject. The knowledge gained in this Higher will help support you in furthering your aims towards medicine, pharmacy or any higher studies involving biology or chemistry.


Entry requirements...

National 5 Physics (Int 2 Physics) AND National 5 Maths.