SACE Credits: 20

Teacher: Shane Rowett

The study of Physics enables students to understand and appreciate the world around them. The fundamentals of Physics creates the foundation of skills and transferable knowledge in problem solving in a vast array of careers, even in a field such as Wine Making. The reason is that much of today’s work requires the use of technology requiring the in-depth understanding of instrument calibrations and the variables that can affect them. Thus, the study of Physics requires the interpretation of physical phenomena, graphing and equation interpretations through a study of motion in two dimensions, electricity and magnetism, light and matter.


In Stage 1 the foundation of concepts and principle use of formula are covered in Stage 2 students will move onto complex conceptual problem solving through the following topics; Motion in  Two dimensions, Electric and Magnetic Fields, and Light and Matter.


School Assessment (70%)

  • Assessment Type 1: Investigations (40%)
    • Two practical reports
    • One Science as a Human Endeavour investigation
  • Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications Tasks (30%)
    • Three topic tests
    • One science inquiry skills test


External Assessment (30%)

  • Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%)


Physics is a prerequisite into some university or TAFE courses and is assumed knowledge in many others. It can open opportunities for further study and a career in a diverse number of fields such as electrical trades, Engineering, Architecture, Applied Sciences, Medicine and Physiotherapy.