Physics SCQF 6 (Online Virtual Classroom) Higher

What is special about this course?

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.

Entry requirements

Ideally you should have achieved a pass in Physics at National 5 or Intermediate 2.

You will attend an interview.

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

Electricity

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

Equipment

Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone and camera is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.
 

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Online
  • Online Virtual Classroom
  • Monday evenings 6 - 9pm
  • Optional tutorial 5 - 5.45pm

You will learn online through timetabled classes delivered by a lecturer in a virtual classroom on Microsoft Teams. You’ll use our virtual learning environment to access resources, complete assessments, and chat to your lecturer and classmates. You will have to attend one of our campuses or centres for SQA assessments.

How long will my course last?

34 Weeks

Attend timetabled classes online for some of your learning and assessments. Also, access online Brightspace or Google Classrooms for self-directed study.

Where can I study my course?

    • Study from anywhere including your local campus or centre

Start date

August

Fees

SCQF 4 - 6 Scottish Fee 

National 4, 5, Highers and Advanced Highers

£355

A fee waiver could be available to help with the payment of your course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our fee waiver guidance to see if you are eligible.  

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment each academic year. Please get in touch with accountsreceivable.nwh@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions. 

Additional costs 

Some of your assessments may require you to attend a college centre or other approved centre. This travel will be at your own expense but we will discuss these details with you throughout your application.

 

What can I do on completion of my course?

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.

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