National 5 Physics

National 5 Physics gives an insight into the underlying nature of our world and its place in the universe. The course includes an assignment and a final exam.


Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow
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This course is available on the Glasgow Clyde College website.


What will I learn?

National 5 Physics gives candidates an insight into the underlying nature of our world and its place in the universe. From the sources of the energy we use, to the exploration of space, it covers a range of applications of the relationships that have been discovered through experiment and calculation, including those used in modern technology

The course includes an assignment which your lecturer will support and advise you on, and a final exam.

The topics covered in National 5 Physics are:

  • Dynamics: vectors and scalars; velocity–time graphs; acceleration; Newton’s laws; energy; projectile motion.
  • Space: space exploration; cosmology.
  • Electricity: electrical charge carriers; potential difference (voltage); Ohm’s law; practical electrical and electronic circuits; electrical power.
  • Properties of matter: specific heat capacity; specific latent heat; gas laws and the kinetic model.
  • Waves: wave parameters and behaviours; electromagnetic spectrum; refraction of light.
  • Radiation:  nuclear radiation

About Glasgow Clyde College

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Glasgow Clyde College is a further and higher education college, located in Glasgow.

The college offers a broad range of courses across many subject areas, and has three easily accessible campuses in Glasgow at Langside, Cardronald and Anniesland.

With award winning teaching staff, the college is the largest further education provider in Glasgow and has the highest achievement rates in further and education in the area.

Glasgow Clyde College also has excellent links to universities to allow you to progress to degree level.

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