The study of physics offers opportunities for students to understand and appreciate the natural world.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Physics (2PHYSY)

About the subject

This subject requires the interpretation of physical phenomena through a study of motion in two dimensions, electricity and magnetism, light and matter, and atoms and nuclei. As well as applying knowledge to solve problems, students develop experimental, investigation design, information, and communication skills through practical and other learning activities. Students gather evidence from experiments and research and acquire new knowledge through their own investigations.

The design and content of the program is determined at the school level. Examples of areas of study with possible topics and applications include:

  • Energy
  • Waves
  • I-D Motion and Forces
  • Motion
  • 2-D Motion
  • Electricity and Magnetism


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio
  • Skills and Applications Tasks
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