Stage 1 Physics

LENGTH OF COURSE: Full Year

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Successful Completion of Year 10 Science and/or Advanced Science, with a B grade or better

CURRICULUM CHARGES:  Nil

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

1. Linear motion and forces – Understanding the relationship between force, velocity and acceleration, and mathematical analysis of constant acceleration systems.
2. Electric circuits – Understanding of potential difference, voltage and current, and the relationship between electric and magnetic fields
3. Heat – Understanding the transfer of heat through different materials, the relationship with energy and temperature
4. Energy and momentum – Understanding of motion and the relationship with energy, and the analysis of dynamic systems
5. Waves – Understanding of the wave model of light and the relationship to particle models of waves
6. Nuclear models and radioactivity – Understanding of the Standard model of the atom and the nature of radioactive decay

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Investigations Folio:
Includes practical and Science as a Human Endeavour activities, with written reports
Skills Tasks:
Includes supervised tasks and activities and a written examination