Level 2 Physics
Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Burn
Physics is the study how things work at scales ranging from subatomic to cosmological and helps us understand why things in the natural world happen the way they do. This level two course covers four main areas
- Motion and forces
- Atomic and nuclear physics
- Light and Waves
- Electricity and magnetism
This course also covers experiment technique and students are required to complete a number of practical tasks during the year
Studying physics strengthens quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills that are valuable in areas beyond physics
Properties of light including
• reflection in curved mirrors
• refraction through lenses
• total internal reflection and critical angle
Carry out a practical investigations
• free fall
• projectile motion
• circular motion
Atomic and nuclear Physics
Force and energy including
• Centripetal force
• Momentum and impulse
• Energy conservation
Properties of waves including
Properties of electric fields including
• Millikan’s experiment
Properties of magnetic fields
Optional workbook -scipad L2 Physics bundle (internal and external) (cost approximately $26). This is highly recommended as it is a valuable resource to supplement classwork.
1 x 2B8 exercise book
20 pocket display book
1 x 14K8 (graph paper)
Recommended Prior Learning
16 Level 1 Science credits, which include the 4 credits from the external AS 90940 Mechanics.
It is also recommended that you have 12 Level 1 Mathematics credits, including Algebra.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
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