Physics

Physics

Physics lies at the heart of the natural sciences.  Physics is an ideal starting point for science and engineering – almost any scientific problem can be approached using the ideas and methods of physics, which is why there are many “hybrid” disciplines such as astrophysics, biophysics, and geophysics.
The knowledge and processes used by physics have produced new and exciting technologies in use every day.

Almost any piece of modern technology has its origins in physical principles such as mechanics, optics, electronics, thermodynamics, or nuclear physics. The problems studied in physics in finding out how nature works have excited Physicists with the thrills of explaining, seeing or doing something that no one has done before.

T.I.C.  Mr M Pohlenz

Year 12 10 credits from any science including Science 1.1 and 12 credits from Level 1 Mathematics, or at discretion of H.O.D.

Year 13 15 credits in Level 2 Physics including 2.4 and 2.6.

The Year 12 Course will consist of 5 achievement standards (23 credits)

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

90252 2.1  |  Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship  |  4  |  Internal

90254 2.3  |  Demonstrate understanding of waves  |  4  |  External

90255 2.4  |  Demonstrate understanding of mechanics  |  6  |  External

90256 2.5  |  Demonstrate understanding of atoms and nuclear physics  |  3  |  Internal

90257 2.6  |  Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism  |  6  |  External

The Year 13 Course will consist of 5 achievement standards (24 credits)

AS Number  |  Achievement Standard Title  |  Credits  |  Assessment Method

91521 3.1  |  Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear mathematical relationship  |  4  |  Internal

91523 3.3  |  Demonstrate understanding of wave systems  |  4  |  External

91524 3.4  |  Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems  |  6  |  External

91525 3.5  |  Demonstrate understanding of modern physics  |  3  |  Internal

91526 3.6  |  Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems  |  6  |  External