Stage 2


Assumed Knowledge

It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed Stage 1 Pure Mathematics.


A ‘B’ grade or better in both Stage 1 Physics A and B.

Focus Capabilities

Learning, Communication, Citizenship and Personal Development and Work.

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Subject Description

The study of Physics is constructed around using qualitative and quantitative models, laws, and theories to better understand matter, forces, energy, and the interaction among them. Physics seeks to explain natural phenomena, from the subatomic world to the macrocosmos, and to make predictions about them. The models, laws, and theories in physics are based on evidence obtained from observations, measurements, and active experimentation over thousands of years.

Through further developing skills in gathering, analysing, and interpreting primary and secondary data to investigate a range of phenomena and technologies, students increase their understanding of physics concepts and the impact that physics has on many aspects of contemporary life.

In Physics, students integrate and apply a range of understanding, inquiry, and scientific thinking skills that encourage and inspire them to contribute their own solutions to current and future problems and challenges. Students also pursue scientific pathways, for example, in engineering, renewable energy generation, communications, materials innovation, transport and vehicle safety, medical science, scientific research, and the exploration of the universe.
Section 1:  Motion in 2 Dimensions
Section 2:  Electricity and Magnetism
Section 3:  Light and Matter
Section 4:  Atoms and Nuclei

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Students are encouraged to purchase the SASTA Revision Guide (approximately $30.00) and the Essentials Workbook (approximately $52.00). Students should have their own graphics calculator.

Assessment Type 1:

Investigation Folio: At least 2 Practical Investigations and 1 Science As A Human Endeavour Task.

Assessment Type 2:

Skills & Applications Tasks: 4 tasks, 1 per section.

Assessment Type 3:

External Assessment: 2 hour external examination.

Assessment Type 4:


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