Subject information

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

Credits: 20

Stage 1 Subject Outline 2017 [DOC 376KB]

Stage 2 Subject Outline 2017 [DOC 510KB]

Stage 2 Subject Outline 2018 [DOC 474KB]

Subject change in 2018

2017 is the last year of teaching the current Stage 2 Physics.

Changes to moderation sample selection

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.

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Lois Ey
Senior SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
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