Physics Level 2

PHY2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Recommended Prior Learning


At least an achieved in the derived grade exam for Level 1 Mechanics (AS 90940) and the same in at least one Level 1 Maths standard. At least achieved in Level 1 Algebra (MCAT) and at least achieved in Level 1 Geometry and Trigonometry. 


Physics Level 2

This course involves study of the key concepts of Physics to enable students to choose further study pathways in this specialist area. 

Physics study includes waves, mechanics, electricity and nuclear physics. This course is a prerequisite for L3 Physics and required for entry into many University and Polytechnic Course pathways.

 

This course will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, both internal and external, with students having the opportunity to gain up to 23 credits at L2.




Course Overview

Term 1
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship Internal 4 Credits

A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics External 6 Credits

Term 2
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics External 6 Credits continued

A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics Internal 3 Credits

Term 3
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism External 6 Credits

Term 4
Revision

Learning Areas:

Science



Pathway

Horticulture Level 3, Physics Level 3, Science Level 3

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Software Developer, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Telecommunications Engineer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Marine Engineer, Flying Instructor, Helicopter Pilot, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Plastics Technician, Test Analyst

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Physics workbook approx. $20.


Assessment Information AssessmentsAssessments A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship Internal 4 Credits A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics External 6 Credits A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics Internal 3 Credits A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism External 6 Credits Total credits =19
Pathway Tags

Physics: Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician


Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.