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Course Description

Physics uses qualitative and quantitative models, laws and theories to better understand matter, forces, energy and the interaction among them.

Through 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.

Students develop and extend a range of understanding and inquiry skills that prepare them to be critical thinking citizens and encourage and inspire them to pursue future pathways, including engineering, renewable energy generation, communications, materials innovation, transport and vehicle safety, medical science, scientific research, and the exploration of the universe.

Assessment Type & Weighting

Practical Investigation 25%
Science as a Human Endeavour Task 25%
Term Test 20%
Semester Exam 30%

Semester Offered

Semesters 1 & 2


Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.