Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Reddy
LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
Through demonstrations and experiments, students experience physical events in the real world and are able to determine mathematical relationships. The entire course is supported by PowerPoint presentations and computer animations aid understanding by allowing complex concepts to be visualised. Course workbooks are used to improve problem solving skills and test the application of theory to real life contexts. Videos, research and class discussions further enhance the students understanding and enjoyment of the course.
Physics is an important prerequisite for most science, engineering, technology, medical, electrical, and flying, geology, energy management, oceanography.
Level 3 Earth and Space Science, Level 3 Physics, Level 3 Physics  Advanced
Recommended Prior LearningEither Merit or higher in both 11SCP Physics Standards OR Excellence in two 11SCM External Standards (Mechanics and one other Science based initially on results from school assessments during the year) AND Merit or higher in the L1 Physics Practical internal standard. In addition, 12 Merit or higher Achievement Standard credits in Level 1 Mathematics (including the Algebra and Geometry external standards), and Level 1 Literacy.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1  Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a nonlinear mathematical relationship  2 
I 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91170 v2 Physics 2.3  Demonstrate understanding of waves  2 
E 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4  Demonstrate understanding of mechanics  2 
E 
6 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5  Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics  2 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6  Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism  2 
E 
6 
Y 
Y 

Total Credits 
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
POLICY
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