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Higher Physics

Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date & time
22 Aug 2024 @ 6 - 9pm (Thursday evenings)
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August - June)


This course will provide an in-depth study of Higher Physics topics, developing the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the exam through a mix of tutor led teaching tutorial sessions, lab work and diagnostic testing.

This course will be largely taught on campus but there will be some classes online.

What will I learn?

We will be covering the following units:

Our dynamic universe

  • Motion: Forces, energy and power
  • Momentum
  • Gravitation, projectiles and satellites
  • Special relativity: The expanding universe

Particles and waves

  • Electric fields
  • Standard mode
  • Nuclear reactions
  • Waves
  • Spectra
  • Refraction of light


  • DC and AC circuits, series and parallel
  • Internal resistance
  • Capacitors
  • semiconductors

There will be an assignment which involves supervised experiments and related research that are written up as a report and sent to the SQA for marking. This contributes to the grading in the final exam. 

Thinking of joining?

If you'd like a place on this course, you must:

  • Ensure you meet the entry requirements
  • Pay the full fee (£460) or a deposit (£250)

Payment Options:

  1. Pay the full fee of £460
  2. Pay the deposit of £250 online using discount code DEPOSIT
  3. After the deposit payment, you will have a balance of £210 to pay. This balance will be paid in instalments of £105 over the 2 subsequent months following your deposit payment. (payment required by the 31st of the month)
  4. Follow the instructions within your joining instructions to make your balance payments.
  5. There are no funding options or fee waivers available for this course.
  6. If you choose to make only a deposit payment, you agree to make all outstanding balances as directed.

Please see the full T&Cs below.

Private Candidates - SQA Exams 

If you are a private candidate wishing to sit an SQA exam for National 5 and Higher subjects, we may be able to support you as the presenting centre. Just use the link below to find out more.

Find out more about Private Candidates - SQA Exams

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • A or B pass in National 5, Intermediate 2, Standard Grade Credit Level (or equivalent), in Physics or
  • Have studied Maths or similar (i.e. Engineering) at HE level.


Please ensure you meet these entry requirements prior to making payment. If you pay but do not meet the entry requirements, the College reserve the right to refuse any refund.

You are required to provide your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN) upon booking so we can ensure you meet the entry requirements above.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3298