Stage 1 Physics
SACE Stage 1 – Physics (Year 11)
10 per Semester
Does this subject include an exam?
Successful completion of Year 10 Science and Mathematics at a minimum B grade achievement level.
The study of Physics is constructed around using qualitative and quantitative models, laws, and theories to better understand matter, forces, energy, and the interaction among them. Physics seeks to explain natural phenomena, from the subatomic world to the macro-cosmos, and to make predictions about them.
The topics covered are:
Linear Motion and Forces
Energy and Momentum
Nuclear Models and Radioactivity
In this subject students are expected to:
apply science inquiry skills to design and conduct physics investigations, using appropriate procedures and safe, ethical working practices
obtain, record, represent, analyse, and interpret the results of physics investigations
evaluate procedures and results, and analyse evidence to formulate and justify conclusions
develop and apply knowledge and understanding of physics concepts in new and familiar contexts
explore and understand science as a human endeavour
communicate knowledge and understanding of physics concepts, using appropriate terms, conventions, and representations
Physics is a prerequisite or assumed knowledge for many science-based university and TAFE courses, including engineering, environmental science and medicine.