Level 2 Physics
Physics tries to explain how nature behaves. It tries to explain the behaviour of everyday objects. It aims to ask every question that can be asked about how absolutely everything works, and then search for the answer to these questions. It looks at the unimaginably big universe and the tiniest particles in an atom. In physics, you will learn how to describe, explain, and predict physical phenomena. You will develop an understanding of important models, laws, and theories of physics, including those relating to energy, forces, and motion.
This course forms the foundation for any future study in physics.
Physics is vital for many tertiary courses and careers. Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Aviation, Digital Animation and Coding, Atmospheric sciences, Radiation Therapy, Optometry, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear research is just a short part of a huge list of doors that are opened through studying physics.
AS 91171 Demonstrate understanding of mechanics 6 credits - External
AS 91168 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship 4 credits.
Complete AS 91168
AS 91170 Demonstrate understanding of waves 4 credits - External
AS 91172 Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics Internal 3 credits
AS 91169 Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context 3 credits
Recommended Prior Learning
To take year 12 Physics, it is highly recommended that students take the "Mechanics" External achievement standard in level 1 Science.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
PATHWAYS / CAREER RELEVANCE: Important pre-requisite for most science, engineering, technology, medicine, electrical, aviation, applied geology, energy management, oceanography, etc., Biology: Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse, Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician,