The stage 6 Physics course is a rigorous introduction to Physics which is useful for developing problem solving skills and a thorough understanding of physical processes in the world around us. This course is also very useful in laying the groundwork for tertiary study in Engineering, Medicine and Science.

The Course covers all the major aspects of motion in terms of kinematics and dynamics. Its overview of electromagnetism is through for a non-calculus based course. The historical aspects of Light and Atomic Models allow students to understand how processes of science allow the advance of knowledge and the importance of first-hand data and experiments in science.

The fusion of practical and theoretical work has been balanced in order to produce students with well rounded views and skills in science.


Head of Science: Virginia Ellis

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Year 11

The Physics Stage 6 course involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts that include energy and force. Physics deals with the study of phenomena on scales of the size of an Atom all the way to the Universe itself. It deals with the nature of Energy and Time. This allows students to better understand the physical world and how it works, appreciate the wonders of the Universe, and participate in navigating and influencing the future.

Students who study physics are encouraged to use observations to develop quantitative models of real-world problems and derive relationships between variables. They are required to engage in solving equations based on these models, make predictions, and analyse the interconnectedness of physical entities.

Preliminary Course topics include:

• Kinematics
• Dynamics
• Waves and Thermodynamics
• Electricity and Magnetism

HSC Course topics include:

• Advanced Mechanics
• Electromagnetism
• The Nature of Light
• From the Universe to the Atom


- Depth Study

- Process tests

- Examinations