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Course Description:

The Physics Stage 6 Syllabus involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts that include energy and force. Physics deals with the study of phenomena on scales of space and time – from nuclear particles and their interactions up to the size and age of the Universe. This allows students to better understand the physical world and how it works, appreciate the uniqueness of the Universe, and participate in navigating and influencing the future.

The problem-solving nature of physics further develops students’ Working Scientifically skills by focusing on the exploration of models and the analysis of theories and laws, which promotes an understanding of the connectedness of seemingly dissimilar phenomena.

The study of physics provides the foundation knowledge and skills required to support participation in a range of careers. It is a discipline that utilises innovative and creative thinking to address new challenges, such as sustainability, energy efficiency and the creation of new materials.

What will I be doing in this course?

Year 11:

Module 1 – Kinematics

Module 2 – Dynamics

Module 3 – Waves and Thermodynamics

Module 4 – Electricity and Magnetism

Ongoing – Depth Study

Year 12:

Module 5 – Advanced Mechanics

Module 6 – Electromagnetism

Module 7 – The Nature of Light

Module 8 – From the Universe to the Atom

Ongoing – Depth Study

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