SACE Credits: 10

Teacher: Peter Geelen

If you have an interest in everyday happenings as well as natural phenomena then Physics is the perfect subject for you. This course looks at how to use the principles of Physics to gain insight to why things are so.


You can study Physics in Semester 1, 2 or both. First semester covers the foundation of skills, transformable knowledge and problem solving in topics such as Waves, Electric Circuits, Nuclear models and Radioactivity. Second semester topics cover Linear motion, Heat, Energy and Momentum. You will also participate in practical sessions where you will observe, record and interpret the principles of physics and discuss the issues of using technology.


  • Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio (60%)
  • Assessment Type 2: Skills and Application Tasks (40%)


In this course we study topics that are assumed knowledge for Stage 2 Physics, but it also provides an everyday living approach to electricity, heat, light, colour, motion and sound. This can lead to numerous University courses and some TAFE courses.