Stage 1

Physics 2

Assumed Knowledge

A sound understanding of the experimental process. It is recommended that Stage 1 Physics students also study Pure Mathematics subjects.


Please note to enrol in Physics 2 you must have also enrolled in Physics 1.

Focus Capabilities

Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical and Intercultural understanding.

Related Subject
Subject Description

The study of physics offers opportunities for students to understand and appreciate the natural world.  This subject requires the interpretation of physical phenomena through the study of Waves, Electric Circuits and Nuclear Models and Radioactivity. As well as applying knowledge to solve problems, students develop learning and understanding of concepts by using scientific methods to test ideas and develop new knowledge. 

​Students gather evidence from experiments and research and acquire new knowledge through their own investigations. Students will also develop appreciation of Science as a Human Endeavour as a way of knowing and doing and explore the use and influence of science in society.

  • Waves

  • Electric Circuits

  • Nuclear Models and Radioactivity

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Nil. Although students are encouraged to participate in the Science competitions held during the year at a cost of up to $8.00 each.

Assessment Type 1:

Investigation Folio: Practical Investigations and Science as a Human Endeavour Investigations.

Assessment Type 2:

Skills & Application Task: ​Tests/Assignments.

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