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Physics HSC Syllabus

Physics HSC Syllabus

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Yr 11 and 12 HSC Physics Syllabus (Australia)
Yr 11 and 12 HSC Physics Syllabus (Australia)

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Physics
Stage 6SyllabusAmended October 2002
 
Original published version updated:
June 2004-Board Bulletin/Official Notices Vol 13 no 3 (BOS 34/04) (2005035)
© 2002 Copyright Board of Studies NSW for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales.This document contains Material prepared by the Board of Studies NSW for and on behalf of the State of New SouthWales. The Material is protected by Crown copyright.All rights reserved. No part of the Material may be reproduced in Australia or in any other country by any process,electronic or otherwise, in any material form or transmitted to any other person or stored electronically in any formwithout the prior written permission of the Board of Studies NSW, except as permitted by the
Copyright Act 1968
.School students in NSW and teachers in schools in NSW may copy reasonable portions of the Material for the purposesof bona fide research or study. Teachers in schools in NSW may make multiple copies, where appropriate, of sections of the HSC papers for classroom use under the provisions of the school’s Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) licence.When you access the Material you agree:
 
to use the Material for information purposes only
 
to reproduce a single copy for personal bona fide study use only and not to reproduce any major extract or the entireMaterial without the prior permission of the Board of Studies NSW
 
to acknowledge that the Material is provided by the Board of Studies NSW
 
not to make any charge for providing the Material or any part of the Material to another person or in any way makecommercial use of the Material without the prior written consent of the Board of Studies NSW and payment of theappropriate copyright fee
 
to include this copyright notice in any copy made
 
not to modify the Material or any part of the Material without the express prior written permission of the Board of Studies NSW.The Material may contain third party copyright materials such as photos, diagrams, quotations, cartoons and artworks.These materials are protected by Australian and international copyright laws and may not be reproduced or transmitted inany format without the copyright owner’s specific permission. Unauthorised reproduction, transmission or commercialuse of such copyright materials may result in prosecution.The Board of Studies has made all reasonable attempts to locate owners of third party copyright material and invitesanyone from whom permission has not been sought to contact the Copyright Officer, ph (02) 9367 8289,fax (02) 9279 1482.Published byBoard of Studies NSWGPO Box 5300Sydney NSW 2001AustraliaTel: (02) 9367 8111Internet: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.auISBN 1 7409 9449 3
2002506 
 
Contents
 
1 The Higher School Certificate Program of Study........................................................................52 Rationale for Physics in the Stage 6 Curriculum.........................................................................63 Continuum of Learning for Physics Stage 6 Students..................................................................74 Aim...............................................................................................................................................85 Objectives.....................................................................................................................................86 Course Structure...........................................................................................................................96.1 Preliminary Course............................................................................................................96.2 HSC Course.....................................................................................................................106.3 Overview.........................................................................................................................116.4 Other Considerations.......................................................................................................147 Objectives and Outcomes...........................................................................................................157.1 Table of Objectives and Outcomes..................................................................................157.2 Key Competencies...........................................................................................................178 Content: Physics Stage 6 Preliminary Course............................................................................188.1 Physics Skills...................................................................................................................188.2 The World Communicates...............................................................................................218.3 Electrical Energy in the Home.........................................................................................268.4 Moving About.................................................................................................................308.5 The Cosmic Engine.........................................................................................................359 Content: Physics Stage 6 HSC Course ......................................................................................389.1 Physics Skills...................................................................................................................389.2 Space...............................................................................................................................419.3 Motors and Generators....................................................................................................459.4 From Ideas to Implementation.........................................................................................499.5 Option Geophysics.....................................................................................................549.6 Option Medical Physics..............................................................................................589.7 Option Astrophysics...................................................................................................629.8 Option From Quanta to Quarks..................................................................................669.9 Option The Age of Silicon.........................................................................................7010 Course Requirements.................................................................................................................7511 Post-school Opportunities..........................................................................................................7612 Assessment and Reporting.........................................................................................................7712.1 Requirements and Advice................................................................................................7712.2 Internal Assessment.........................................................................................................7812.3 External Examination......................................................................................................7812.4 Board Requirements for the Internal Assessment Mark in Board Developed Courses...........................................................................................7912.5 Assessment Components, Weightings and Tasks............................................................8012.6 HSC External Examination Specifications......................................................................8212.7 Summary of Internal and External Assessment...............................................................8312.8 Reporting Student Performance Against Standards........................................................8413 Appendix....................................................................................................................................85

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