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.

Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points:
  • Cost: No

About the Subject

Stage 2 Physics studies assume students have passed two semesters of Stage 1 Physics.

In Stage 2 Physics students use theories and mathematical models to better understand matter, forces and the interaction between them.

The study of Physics requires students to be competent in the rearrangement of formulas and the interpretation of graphs. Students must also have good literacy skills to be able to write scientific and research reports.

Topic Areas:

  • Topic 1: Motion and relativity
  • Topic 2: Electricity and magnetism
  • Topic 3: Light and atoms

Student in this subject have a significant homework commitment.


Students demonstrate their learning through the following assessment types:

School Based Assessment Weighting
Investigations Folio 30%
Skills and Applications Tasks (Tests) 40%
External Assessment
Examination 30%

External Assessment

Examination: 2 hour

  • Handwritten

All topics areas are assessed

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