Physics B

LevelStage 1
Learning AreaScience
SemesterSemester 2
Pre-requisitePhysics A assumed
Additional CostsScientific calculator, workshop expense, SASTA Physics workbook
SACE Credits10

Who is this course for?

This course is for students interested in exploring the scientific nature of the world. Successful outcomes from this course may be useful for advancing career options in various science related fields including Engineering, Medicine and Defence.

It is assumed that students have a passing grade for Year 10 Mathematics, Science and English subjects. Students are expected to solve problems using algebraic re-arrangement of formulae, be able to generate and interpret graphs from experimental data . Some scientific reporting skills that include hypothesis writing and drawing conclusions based on scientific evidence are highly desirable.

What will I learn?

You will:

  • communicate knowledge and understanding of physics concepts, using appropriate terms, conventions, and representations
  • 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

Topics are:

  • Energy and Momentum
  • Waves and Light
  • Nuclear Models and Radioactivity

How will I be assessed?

You will demonstrate evidence of your learning assessed as Stage 1 through four tasks from 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.


Physics A assumed


Travel and any associated costs to attend recommended workshops are the responsibility of the student. It is recommended that students have their own Scientific Calculator and SASTA stage 1 workbook.

Last updated: 29 July 2021