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 N5 Physics page

Everything you need is accessible using the links below. 

Demos of experiments and walkthroughs of past papers are available on:

mrstewartphysics on YouTube

N5 Waves & Radiation

SQA Course Content: Waves

SQA Course Content: Radiation

Waves Summary Notes

Radiation Summary Notes

Waves & Radiation Class Questions - these are the questions we do in class


Exercise Area of Work Solutions
WR1 Wave Characteristics
WR2 Speed of Sound
WR3 Ultrasound
WR4 Radio waves
WR5 Refraction
WR6 EM Spectrum
WR7 Nuclear Radiation
WR8 Dosimetry & Fission 

N5 Electricity & Properties of Matter

SQA Course Content: Electricity

SQA Course Content: Properties of Matter

Electricity Summary Notes

Electronics Summary Notes

Properties of Matter Summary Notes: Heat Energy

Properties of Matter Summary Notes: Pressure & The Gas Laws

Electricity & Energy Class Questions



Exercise Area of Work Solutions
EE1 Conservation of Energy
EE2 Generation of Electricity
EE3 Electromagnetism
EE4 Practical Electricity
EE6 Electronics
EPM7 Specific Heat Capacity
EPM8  Latent Heat
EPM9 Kinetic Model & Pressure
EPM10 The Ga Laws

N5 Dynamics & Space

SQA Course content: Dynamics

SQA Course content: Space

Dynamics Summary Notes

Energy Summary Notes

Space Summary Notes

Dynamics & Space Class Questions


Exercise Area of Work Solutions
DS1 Motion 1
DS2 Motion 2
DS3 Motion 3
DS4 Forces 1
DS5 Forces 2
DS6 Forces 3
DS7 Satellites & Projectiles 1
DS8 Satellites & Projectiles 2

Cosmology 1

DS10 Cosmology 2
DS11 Space Exploration 1
DS12 Space Exploration 2

N5 PowerPoints for the full course....


N5 PowerPoints


1. Wave Characteristics and Sound waves

2. Light waves and the electromagnetic spectrum


1. Nuclear Radiation PowerPoint


1. Renewable Energy PowerPoint

2. Electromagnetism PowerPoint

3. Electrostatics PowerPoint

4. Electricity PowerPoint

5. Electronics PowerPoint

6. The Cost of Energy 2022 PowerPoint

Properties of Matter

1. Heat Energy PowerPoint

2. Pressure PowerPoint

3. The Gas Laws PowerPoint


1. Motion PowerPoint

2. Scalars & Vectors PowerPoint

3. Forces PowerPoint

4. Motion in a Gravitational Field

5. Energy


1. Satellites

2. Cosmology part 1

3. Cosmology part 2

N5 SQA Past Papers


Physics N5 Past Papers

Relationships Sheet 2019

Data Sheet 2019

Question Paper Marking Instructions

2022 N5 Physics Paper 1

2022 N5 Physics Paper 2

awaiting standardisation
2021 no published paper
2020 no paper
2019 N5 Physics 2019 N5 Physics MIs
2018 N5 Physics 2018 N5 Physics MIs
2017 N5 Physics 2017 N5 Physics MIs
2016 N5 Physics 2016 N5 Physics MIs
2015 N5 Physics 2015 N5 Physics MIs


N5 Useful documents & websites

N5 Relationships sheet 

N5 Data Sheet

N5 Physics Full SQA Course Specification

Demos of experiments and walkthroughs of past papers are available on:

mrstewartphysics on YouTube

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