Level 2 Physics

12PHY
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Tsai

Physics is the study of the physical world around us, including motion of objects, forces, gravity and electromagnetism. Knowledge of Physics is a requirement for entry to university courses in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Structural, Civil and Electrical), Architectural Design and Surveying.
Course Description:
Experimental Methods; Measurement and analysis of physical systems.
Introduction to Motion; A look at how and why objects move in different situations. Electricity and Electromagnetism; Electrical circuit behaviour. Electric and magnetic fields and the links between them.
Waves: The properties and behavior of different types of waves including light and sound. Atoms: Radioactivity and properties of nuclei.


Pathway

Level 3 Physics

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 1 Science and Mathematics including one Merit from either Physics 1.3 or Science 1.1 and a Merit in 1.2 Algebra (91027) or HOF approval.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91170 v2 Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9
2
I
4
Y
Y
Total Credits

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

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