Level 2 Physics

12PHYS
Course Description

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


Pathway

Level 3 Physics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A study guide text is provided but optional workbooks can be purchased.


Recommended Prior Learning

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.


Credit Information
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 non-linear 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.