National 5 Physics

Entry Requirements:

A National 4 award in Physics or a National 5 award in Biology or Chemistry.

The course contains the following units:

Unit 1 - Dynamics and Space

Unit 2 - Electricity and Energy

Unit 3 - Waves and Radiation

At the end of each unit a topic test is undertaken by the pupils.

The pupils are required to pass the topic test for each unit, with a resit test being given if required.

An assignment must also be undertaken in class and written up under exam conditions. This is sent to the SQA for marking and accounts for 20% of the total mark.

Pupils sit a final examination at the end of the year which involves a multiple choice test and a written exam. This accounts for 80% of the total mark.

NAT 5 Class Notes

- 1. NAT 5 - Kinematics Notes pdf [pdf 4MB]
- 2. NAT 5 - Forces Notes pdf [pdf 3MB]
- 3. NAT 5 - Projectiles and Satellites Notes pdf [pdf 3MB]
- 4. NAT 5 - Vectors and Scalars Notes pdf [pdf 2MB]
- 5. NAT 5 - Space Physics Notes pdf [pdf 5MB]
- 6. NAT 5 - Energy Conversions Notes pdf [pdf 4MB]
- 7. NAT 5 - Electricity Notes pdf [pdf 9MB]
- 8. NAT 5 - Heat Energy Notes pdf [pdf 4MB]
- 9. NAT 5 - Gas Laws Notes pdf [pdf 5MB]
- 10. NAT 5 - Electronics Notes pdf [pdf 8MB]
- 11. NAT 5 - Light Notes pdf [pdf 3MB]
- 12. NAT 5 - Sound Notes pdf [pdf 4MB]
- 13. NAT 5 - Waves Notes pdf [pdf 3MB]
- 14. NAT 5 - Radioactivity Notes pdf [pdf 6MB]

NAT 5 Question Bank

- 1. Kinematics NAT 5 Questions [pdf 416KB]
- 2. Forces NAT 5 Questions [pdf 399KB]
- 3. Projectiles and Satellites NAT 5 Questions [pdf 380KB]
- 4. Vectors and Scalars NAT 5 Questions [pdf 262KB]
- 5. Space Physics NAT 5 Questions [pdf 430KB]
- 6. Energy Conversions NAT 5 Questions [pdf 560KB]
- 7A. Electricity 1 NAT 5 Questions [pdf 380KB]
- 7B. Electricity 2 NAT 5 Questions [pdf 441KB]
- 8. Heat Energy NAT 5 Questions [pdf 338KB]
- 9. Gas Laws NAT 5 Questions [pdf 516KB]
- 10. Electronics NAT 5 Questions [pdf 553KB]
- 11. Light NAT 5 Questions [pdf 279KB]
- 12. Sound NAT 5 Questions [pdf 392KB]
- 13. Waves NAT 5 Questions [pdf 468KB]
- 14. Radioactivity NAT 5 Questions [pdf 279KB]

NAT 5 Answer Files

- 1. Kinematics NAT 5 Answers [pdf 156KB]
- 2. Forces NAT 5 Answers [pdf 109KB]
- 3. Projectiles and Satellites NAT 5 Answers [pdf 221KB]
- 4. Vectors and Scalars NAT 5 Answers [pdf 109KB]
- 5. Space Physics NAT 5 Answers [pdf 253KB]
- 6. Energy Conversions NAT 5 Answers [pdf 125KB]
- 7A. Electricity 1 NAT 5 Answers [pdf 220KB]
- 7B. Electricity 2 NAT 5 Answers [pdf 237KB]
- 8. Heat Energy NAT 5 Answers [pdf 215KB]
- 9. Gas Laws NAT 5 Answers [pdf 139KB]
- 10. Electronics NAT 5 Answers [pdf 397KB]
- 11. Light NAT 5 Answers [pdf 420KB]
- 12. Sound NAT 5 Answers [pdf 245KB]
- 13. Waves NAT 5 Answers [pdf 228KB]
- 14. Radioactivity NAT 5 Answers [pdf 136KB]

NAT 5 Notes and SQA Past Paper Podcasts

The 14 topics in the course each have a number of podcasts depending on how long the topic is.

Every podcast is approximately 8 minutes long and follows the path of the notes associated with the topic.

The five NAT 5 Past Papers (Specimen, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) have also been podcast to help with the final exam revision. Every question is individually podcast and lasts approximately 2 or 3 minutes. The topic that the question comes from, the equations and data required and detailed analysis of the explanation and using your knowledge of Physics questions are given.

If you want to have a copy of the NAT 5 Notes Podcasts or the NAT 5 Past Paper Podcasts, then bring your memory stick to Mr McMullen in C216.

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NAT 5 Homework

- DS 1 - Kinematics [pdf 392KB]
- DS 2 - Forces [pdf 86KB]
- DS 3 - Projectiles and Satellites [pdf 219KB]
- DS 4 - Vectors and Scalars [pdf 82KB]
- DS 5 - Pimp My Spectroscope [pdf 166KB]
- DS 6 - Space Physics A [pdf 148KB]
- DS 7 - Space Physics B [pdf 158KB]
- EE 1 - Energy Conversions A [pdf 104KB]
- EE 2 - Energy Conversions B [pdf 184KB]
- EE 3 - Electricity A [pdf 194KB]
- EE 4 - Electricity B [pdf 189KB]
- EE 5 - Heat Energy [pdf 232KB]
- EE 6 - Gas Laws [pdf 139KB]
- EE 7 - Electronics A [pdf 297KB]
- EE 8 - Electronics B [pdf 188KB]
- WR 1 - Light [pdf 122KB]
- WR 2 - Sound [pdf 207KB]
- WR 3 - Waves A [pdf 79KB]
- WR 4 - Waves B [pdf 115KB]
- WR 5 - Radioactivity A [pdf 161KB]
- WR 6 - Radioactivity B [pdf 203KB]
- WR 7 - Topical Physics Report [pdf 77KB]

NAT 5 Past Papers

- NAT 5 Physics Data Sheet [pdf 253KB]
- NAT 5 Physics Relationship Sheet [pdf 62KB]
- 1. NAT 5 - Dynamics and Space Equations [pdf 641KB]
- 2. NAT 5 - Electricity and Energy Equations [pdf 1MB]
- 3. NAT 5 - Waves and Radiation Equations [pdf 883KB]
- NAT 5 Specimen Paper Questions & Answers [pdf 3MB]
- 2014 NAT 5 Questions [pdf 2MB]
- 2014 NAT 5 Answers [pdf 720KB]
- 2015 NAT 5 Questions [pdf 2MB]
- 2015 NAT 5 Answers [pdf 539KB]
- 2016 NAT 5 Questions [pdf 1MB]
- 2016 NAT 5 Answers [pdf 673KB]
- 2017 NAT 5 Questions [pdf 1MB]
- 2017 NAT 5 Answers [pdf 479KB]
- NAT 5 2018 Specimen Paper Questions and Answers [pdf 2MB]
- 2018 NAT 5 Questions [pdf 2MB]
- 2018 NAT 5 Answers [pdf 765KB]

NAT 5 Revision Questions

200 Tantalisers!!!

Dynamics & Space 70

Electricity & Energy 65

Waves & Radiation 65

**NAT 5 Exam Marking**