The assignment is worth 20 marks. This contributes 20% to the overall marks for the course assessment.

Your assignment has two stages:

  • research
  • report

Your teacher or lecturer will let you know if there are any specific conditions for doing this assessment, and tell you how the assignment will be carried out.

What is the assignment about?

You have to investigate a topic in physics by doing research.

Your research involves gathering data either from one experiment and an internet/literature source, or from two experiments.

In addition, you may gather extracts about the underlying physics from internet/literature sources.

You then produce a report on your investigation.

Your teacher or lecturer will not mark your report at any point. It is sent to SQA for marking.