Physics Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Jom

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry, however, achievement of: 16 credits at Level 1 Physical Science or Level 1 General Science (including AS90940), and gained merit in Mathematics 1.1

Helpful Accompanying Subjects:
• Mathematics with Statistics
• Mathematics with Calculus
• Chemistry

This is an in-depth course following on from the content covered in L1 Physical Science and General Science. 

This course is designed to give students a general understanding of the laws of physics.

Topics covered include: Light and wave, Mechanics, kinematics, energy, electric fields, DC electricity, electromagnetism, atomic and nuclear physics as well as practical work.

Course Overview

Term 1
Achievement Standard 91172 - Demonstrate understanding of Atomic and Nuclear Physics.
In this standard, the students will learn about atomic physics and radioactivity as well as nuclear energy.

Achievement Standard 91171 - Demonstrate understanding of Mechanics
This standard covers topics such as motion, vectors, and relative motion, momentum and impulse, projectile motion, circular motion and energy

Term 2
AS 91168 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship.
This is a practical based investigation that includes data collection, graphing, and report writing.

Achievement Standard 91173 - Demonstrate understanding of Electricity and Electromagnetism.
This standard covers topics such as electric fields, direct current electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction.

Term 3
Achievement Standard 91170 - Demonstrate understanding of Waves.
In this standard students will be learning about the properties of waves- reflection, refraction diffraction, and interference. Concave and convex mirrors and lenses are also included in this standard.

Term 4
Revision to prepare for external examinations.

Learning Areas:



Physics Level 3

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