Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Chand
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. 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.
Term 1
AS 91168
Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a nonlinear mathematical relationship Internal
4 credits.
AS 91170 Demonstrate understanding of waves 4 credits External
Term 2
AS 91172 Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics Internal 3 credits
AS 91171 Demonstrate understanding of mechanics 6 credits External
Term 3
AS 91173 Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
Term 4
Revision
Level 2 Physics Externals sciPAD and the Level 2 Physics Internals sciPAD approximately $25.00
To take year 12 Physics, it is highly recommended that students take the "Mechanics" External achievement standard in level 1 Science.
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. 91169 v2 Physics 2.2  Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context  2 
I 
3 
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: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
PATHWAYS / CAREER RELEVANCE: Important prerequisite 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