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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2021



Subject Name Physics
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects Successful completion of Year 11 Physics A and B is recommended
Staff Contact Tim Rodgers


The study of Physics is constructed around using models, laws and theories to better understand matter, forces, energy, and the interactions among them. Physics is based on evidence obtained from observations, measurements and active experimentation.  

Topics may include:

  • Motion and Relativity
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Light and Atoms 


Skills and Applications tasks  40%

  • Motion in two Dimensions Test - 80 minutes
  • Relativity Test - 80 minutes  
  • Electricity and Magnetism Test - 80 minutes
  • Light and Atoms Test - 80 minutes

Folio  30%

  • Snow Globe Investigation: Deconstruction and Design Report - 1500 words
  • Circular Motion Practical Report - 1500 words
  • Science as a Human Endeavour Report - 1500 words

Examination  30%

  • Students undertake a 130-minute examination
  • Year 12 science inquiry skills and science understanding from all topics may be assessed

Additional Information

It is recommended that students purchase a revision guide.