Year 12 Physics
Teacher in Charge: S. Scourfield
If you like knowing how things work, you probably like Physics.
Physics is the study of phenomena that govern the whole universe! You'll learn how things move and why they do, what energy is, as well as learn about electromagnets and radioactive substances.
Physics is an important science for those who are interested in working in technology, engineering, construction/architecture, mechanical/electrical, or medical fields.
You will learn how to:
- Explain physical concepts
- Use information to calculate physical quantities
- Measure and collect data accurately with minimal error
- Problem solve
- Apply Physics concepts to real life situations
2 internal standards: Practical investigation and Atomic/Nuclear physics.
2 external standards: Mechanics (motion, forces, energy) and Electricity/Electromagnetism.
Contributions and Equipment
1 x 1B8 (for practical investigation)
1 Scientific Calculator or Graphic Calculator
1 Refill Pad or x 1 Exercise Book (personal preference)
Workbook - (Optional) available from Officemax
Recommended Prior Learning
It is strongly recommended that students have prior knowledge in Physics. A good understanding of trigonometry, algebra, and fractions is also beneficial.
Year 11 courses that are advantageous to take prior to this course are 11SCICF (Crashes and Flashes) and 11SCIRS (Rocket Science)
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
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