SUPPORTED STUDY September 7, 2016Posted by Mr Ferns in : Sciences , comments closed
The physics supported study sessions begin on Monday, 12 September. Sessions will run every Monday at the end of the school day and last for one hour.
Each week there will be a session for National 5 pupils and also one for Higher pupils with the teachers and locations varying each week. The sessions will have a specific focus relating to an appropriate area of the respective course.
Full details on supported study can be found by accessing the link on this webpage or by clicking here.
PHYSICS 2017 SQA EXAMINATIONS September 7, 2016Posted by Mr Ferns in : Sciences , comments closed
The SQA physics examinations will be on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 at the following times:
Advanced Higher – 9.00am to 11.30am
Higher – 9.00am to 11.30am
National 5 – 1.00pm to 3.00pm
A copy of the full SQA timetable for all subjects can be accessed through the following link:
UPDATED PHYSICS WEBSITE September 6, 2016Posted by Mr Ferns in : Sciences , comments closed
Our physics department website has recently been re-designed.
Pupils are able to access a wide range of electronic resources to assist with home learning through the links to our departmental Glow pages.
There are also links to other information and websites where appropriate.
We hope that you find our website easy to use and informative but would welcome any feedback regarding suggestions for improvement.
PHYSICS WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT September 5, 2016Posted by Mr Ferns in : Sciences , comments closed
The physics department website is currently undergoing development work which will hopefully be completed very soon.
In the meantime, pupils can access a wealth of electronic resources in the usual way through accessing our Glow pages.
PUPILS DEBATE NUCLEAR ENERGY March 24, 2014Posted by Mr Sudding in : Uncategorized , comments closed
A group of S3/S4 pupils welcomed Dr. Bjoern Seitz from Glasgow University. Dr Seitz spoke to pupils about nuclear physics and described his experiences as a nuclear physicist. Pupils then improved their debating skills with help from Angeli Mehte and Suzanne Ensom from the English Speaking Union. Pupils then trialled their new skills debating the benefits of nuclear energy compared to renewable energy.
HUNTERSTON POWER STATION March 24, 2014Posted by Mr Sudding in : Uncategorized , comments closed
A group of S3/S4 pupils visited the Hunterston Nuclear Power Station on the 4th March. The trip was organised by the Engineering Development Trust, http://www.etrust.org.uk/, and provided the pupils with an excellent experience. All pupils have studied nuclear fission and nuclear reactors as part of their physics course and are now able to link what they have learned in the classroom to real life. The staff and pupils would like to thank the staff from EDF Energy for providing such an excellent tour of the power station.
PHYSICS PRELIM. EXAMINATIONS – THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2014 January 10, 2014Posted by User deactivated in : Sciences, Uncategorized , comments closed
All physics preliminary examinations (Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher) will take place on Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 9.00am in the main hall.
Pupils are reminded that it is essential to bring a pencil, eraser, ruler and scientific calculator to their physics examination. Higher candidates should also bring a protractor to answer scale drawing questions.
No mobile phones are allowed into any examination room. All mobile phones should be left at home or in lockers. There is no secure storage available.
ADVANCED HIGHER PROGRESS REPORT December 17, 2013Posted by Mr Worton in : Uncategorized , comments closed
Both Advanced Higher classes are now working their way through Unit 2 and will be given a selection of past paper questions to finish over the Christmas holidays.
Both Mr Honeyman and Mr Worton are busy marking first drafts of investigation reports and pupils should be prepared to receive these back after the holidays, ready for them to prepare their final draft!
Have a good Christmas!
S4 INTERMEDIATE 2 December 17, 2013Posted by User deactivated in : Uncategorized , comments closed
All S4 Int 2 physics classes are currently working through the final unit of work (Radioactivity) and have been issued with a past paper exercise to be completed over the Christmas holiday period. This should be handed in to the relevant class teacher on Monday 6th January. Please note that pupils are encouraged to use the SQA solutions (available through the GLOW page or SQA website) and come to class having identified specific areas of difficulty for discussion with class teachers.
HIGHER CLASSES December 17, 2013Posted by Mr Sudding in : Uncategorized , comments closed
All Higher Classes have now finished Unit 2 (2/3rds of the course now completed). They should be sitting their end of unit test and NAB this week or the first week back after the holidays. All Higher classes have been given a homework exercise that should be handed in on the 6th January.