Physics A

LevelStage 1
Learning AreaScience
SemesterSemester 1
Pre-requisiteAssumed knowledge: succesful completion of Yr 10 Mathematics.
Additional CostsWorkshop expense, SASTA Workbook
SACE Credits10

Who is this course for?

Students interested in the fundamental scientific nature of the world.

It is assumed that students have an understanding of algebraic re-arrangement of formulae including simple quadratic equations. Some scientific reporting skills are highly desirable.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • apply science inquiry skills to design and conduct physics investigations, using appropriate procedures and safe, ethical working practices
  • obtain, record, represent, analyse, and interpret the results of physics investigations
  • evaluate procedures and results, and analyse evidence to formulate and justify conclusions
  • develop and apply knowledge and understanding of physics concepts in new and familiar contexts
  • explore and understand science as a human endeavour
  • communicate knowledge and understanding of physics concepts, using appropriate terms, conventions, and representations

Topics are:

  • Linear Motion and Forces
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Heat
  • Energy and Momentum

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning assessed as Stage 1 through four tasks in the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio: At least one practical investigation and one investigation with a focus on science as a human endeavour.
  • Skills and Applications Tasks: At least one.


Assumed knowledge: succesful completion of Yr 10 Mathematics.


Travel and any associated costs to attend recommended workshops are the responsibility of the student. It is recommended that students have their own Graphics Calculator.

Last updated: 28 June 2023