What's new in 2017
Redeveloped Stage 1 Physics will be taught for the first time in 2017.
In Stage 1 students learn to interpret physical phenomena through a study of motion in two dimensions, electricity and magnetism, heat, energy, waves, and nuclear models. They apply their knowledge to solve problems, develop investigation skills through practical and other learning activities.
As they explore the interaction between science and society, students recognise that the knowledge and understanding of physics is constantly changing and increasing through the application of new ideas and technologies.
Stage 1 subject code 2017: 1PYI10 or 1PYI20
Credits: 10 or 20
Stage 2 subject code 2017: 2PYS20
2017 is the last year of teaching the current Stage 2 Physics.
From 2017, the SACE Board will no longer select Stage 2 moderation samples for school assessed materials. Teachers will select the moderation sample.
Read more about moderation sample selection, including FAQs and an instructional video.