Level 2 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Chand

Recommended Prior Learning

To take year 12 Physics, it is highly recommended that students take the "Mechanics" External achievement standard in level 1 Science. 

Year 12 Physics

Physics is the study of matter, energy, and the interactions between them. In this course,

you will learn about light and waves, motion and energy and electromagnetism. You will
also be introduced to Atomic Physics, which lays the foundation for studying Quantum
Physics in Year 13.

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. Textbooks 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. 

  • Endorsement in Physics requires students to obtain a minimum of 14 Credits and at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards at either Merit or Excellence level. 

Course Overview

Term 1
AS 91168
Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship Internal
4 credits.

AS 91171 Demonstrate understanding of mechanics 6 credits External

Term 2
AS 91172 Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics Internal 3 credits
AS 91170 Demonstrate understanding of waves 4 credits External

Term 3
AS 91170 Demonstrate understanding of waves 4 credits External

Term 4
Optional AS 91173 Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism

Learning Areas:



Level 3 Physics

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Level 2 Physics Externals sciPAD and the Level 2 Physics Internals sciPAD approximately $25.00

Pathway Tags

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