Level 3 Physics - Extended

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Reddy

Recommended Prior Learning

Ideally students would have Merit or higher in both the L2 Physics Mechanics and Electricity Standards and in the L2 Practical and Atomic and Nuclear internal standards.
Also,10 Merit or higher Achievement Standard credits from 12MAC/ 12MACA (of which 5 credits must be external standards) and a high level of attainment with Level 2 Literacy would be beneficial due to the technical vocabulary and calculations required of the course.


The course is supported by PowerPoint presentations and computer animations aid understanding by allowing complex concepts to be visualised. Through demonstrations and experiments students experience physical events in the real world and are able to determine mathematical relationships. Course workbooks are used to improve problem solving skills and test the application of theory to real life contexts. Research and class discussions further enhance the students understanding and enjoyment of the course. The course builds upon the L2 Physics Advanced course and expands the students’ knowledge of physics and its applications. It is recommended that students at least study 13MAC, preferably 13MACA. 

Physics is an important pre-requisite for most science, engineering, technology, medical, electrical, flying, geology, energy management and oceanography courses.



Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

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