2017 subject changes

2016 is the last year of teaching Stage 1 Physics

Redeveloped Physics at Stage 1 will be taught for the first time in 2017.

Stage 1 Physics

Stage 1 Physics will be taught for the first time in 2017.

Stage 1 Physics may be undertaken as a 10-credit or a 20-credit subject.

Science inquiry skills and science as a human endeavour are integral to students’ learning in this subject and are interwoven through their study of science understanding, which is organised into six topics. Through the study of these topics, students develop and extend their understanding of the interaction between matter, energy, and forces in linear motion, and electric circuits and the transfer and transformation of energy. They study the wave model to better understand how energy can be transferred through matter and space. Students examine the structure of matter, spontaneous nuclear reactions, and the ionising radiation that results from these processes.

Stage 1 subject code from 2017: 1PYI10 or 1PYI20

Credits: 10 or 20