Course:Physics Category: A
2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course Exclusions: Senior Science (Preliminary)
The Preliminary course incorporates the study of kinematics and dynamics; the properties of waves; electrical energy, electric and magnetic fields, generators, superconductors and transformers; and the interaction between energy and matter that brought about the formation of the Earth.
The HSC course builds upon the Preliminary course. It examines the effects of gravitational fields, momentum, projectile and circular motion and the development of our understanding of the macro and atomic world throughout the Twentieth Century.
Main Topics Covered:
One Option from the following:
· Medical Physics
· Physics of Human Movement and Sport
· From Quanta to Quarks
Particular Course Requirements:
Practical experiences should occupy a minimum of 80 indicative hours across Preliminary and HSC course time.
SKILLS / APTITUDE Important Not so important
Essay Writing *
Oral Reporting *
Practical work *
Working in a group or team *
Public Performance *
Meeting Deadlines *
Assessment: HSC Course only