Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Riley
In Year 12 Physics we cover the following concepts:
Practical skills and the use of graphs for the analysis of data.
Mechanics:
• Kinematics – straight line and vector motion, relative motion
• Dynamics – force and momentum
• Circular and projectile motion
• Work, energy and power
Electricity and Electromagnetism:
• Electric Fields
• DC Circuits
• Magnetism
• Electromagnetism
Atoms and Radioactivity:
• Atomic Models
• Radioactivity
• Nuclear Reactions
Waves:
• Light as a particle  reflection and refraction
• Light as a wave  reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference
A study guide text is provided but optional workbooks can be purchased.
Reasonable success in Level 1 Science (Mechanics unit strongly encouraged), and reasonable success in Level 1 Achievement Standard Maths (eg: algebra, trigonometry, graphs) or by negotiation with the HOD.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1  Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a nonlinear mathematical relationship  2 
I 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91170 v2 Physics 2.3  Demonstrate understanding of waves  2 
E 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4  Demonstrate understanding of mechanics  2 
E 
6 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5  Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics  2 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6  Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism  2 
E 
6 
Y 
Y 

Total Credits 
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.