National 5 Physics 2018-19 Watch
My son is currently doing it and finding it very hard (worst prelim score by a long way). Struggling to come up with a research topic for his coursework as well. No real hints and tips on the internet that I can find either for topics.
But then my Dad steped in am helped me as he is a Lecturer of Physics at a Uni.
Probably should have asked for help sooner.
my daughter just received her national 5 physics prelim result and was delighted to get a 'B'. she has found the subject difficult at times. She has spent lots of time studying maths so this has helped her with formulas in physics.
Hey there! I'm doing Nat 5 Physics as well and just thought I'd share this app I found on Google Play- its called Physics National 5 and it basically does a great job of summarising the course. It's like having all your notes in your pocket- there's even a data sheet and formula sheet. Not sure if its on the App Store tho
That’s very good to hear coz my teacher isn’t very good and just speeds through the course without explaining what he’s talking about which can be mind boggling some times
here's another resource. He also has a YouTube channel called Mr Smith's Physics Online and although the videos are from 2016 they're still really good - he goes through and explains questions well.
oh and this too
We recently completed the course and, overall, I'd say it was relatively easy when you put the work in. I got 88% in my first prelim, and our last one gets sat at the end of March - pretty much before we go on study leave. However, the thing that stood out to me the most was the electricity topic, that was the most difficult topic out of the rest in my opinion, and it seemed to be a common cycle amongst our class. Although, I haven't yet studied the topic of electricity yet, so maybe by the time I go over the notes, I may understand it a bit clearer.
I find Physics really hard and don't plan to take it next year.
The open-ended questions whenever I reach them in past papers really catch me out (in Chemistry too). Would anyone have any tips or resources to share to help answer them? I know detail is important so I’m trying to consolidate my knowledge on parts of the course but they are still quite difficult.
There isn't really any way to prepare for them other than to do all the ones from past papers and just have a good knowledge on the Nat5 Physics course.
Although, do keep in mind that there are only 2 (if i recall correctly) open ended questions in the exam paper. That's only 6 marks out of the whole exam - so if worst comes to worst and the open ended questions are too difficult, then all is not lost!
My relationship with Physics is weird, one moment I get good scores another moment it is a B.
I find it really interesting, the topics I am struggling with is Pressure, Cosmology and Projectiles.
I have stumbled across a channel- Mr. Smith Physics Online. It's really effective, the concept of vectors is so clear to me now. Although I still am unsure about it, I feel like I will manage.
I am not too sure about my assignment either, My graph was horrible. What revision methods are you doing? I just do past papers and watch videos.
Would love to know more about you all, is anyone planning to take Higher Physics?
I am also planning to take Physics to Higher.
Studying just now for nat5 physics, got a B in my prelim and planning taking it in s5. I find space the hardest topic to understand as we didnt spend a lot of time studying it after the prelim exam.