Welcome to the NQ Higher Sciences website

Combinations of quarks to form hadrons

Physics animation: Combinations of quarks to form hadrons

An animation showing the combinations of quarks that form larger particles.

Cardiac cycle

image from the tcardiac cycle animation

This animation aids the understanding of the cardiac cycle an area that students can find challenging. Illustrating what happens during diastole and systole.

Bonding and structure

Chemistry animation - Bonding and structure

This interactive animation provides a visual representation of the bonding and structure of the first twenty elements in the periodic table, taking into account both the intra- and inter-molecular forces involved.

Recombinant DNA technology animation

image from the Recombinant DNA technology animation

The animation aids a concept that students can find challenging it shows how plant or animal gene sequences can be transferred to microorganisms to produce useful plant or animal proteins.


a coloured image of a molocule

The Higher Biology Course is a broad and up to date selection of concepts and ideas relevant to the central position of life science within our society.

Human Biology

an image showing the side of a head and brain

The Higher Human Biology course, built on a selection of up to date concepts and ideas central to the world of health and disease, provides  the opportunity to develop essential skills in real life contexts


a coloured image of different beakers used in science

The Higher Chemistry course develops key chemical concepts and scientific skills within topical contexts relevant to everyday life in a modern society. 


a coloured image of a planet

The Higher Physics Course aims to provide an opportunity for reinforcing and extending knowledge and understanding of the concepts of Physics and developing skills in investigative practical work.

Advanced Higher materials

Resources are also available for the 2012 Revised Advanced Higher Chemistry, Physics and Biology Qualifications. 
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