11 Physics (Half year course)

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. John

NOTE: This course cannot be selected alone - you need to choose either 2 or 4 half year courses in Science.

Physics is a subject that helps us understand and think about how things happen. This course will help you to understand about electricity, magnetism, motion, force and energy as they apply in everyday life. There is practical work involved, with minimal mathematics. This course is suited to all students who like to ask…. WHY?

Course Content
The course will be a half year course covering the following content so as to prepare the students to be ready for Year 12 Physics. Year 11 Physics is a pre-requisite for entry to Y12 Physics.

  • Mechanics - Motion, Force, Energy
  • Practical Investigation related to Mechanics and Electricity
  • Electricity - Static and DC Electricity, Electromagnetism 

**Since Y11 Physics is a half year course, you will have to select another half year Science course to complete your selection.

Assessment Information

There will be topic tests after each topic and a summative assessment for each of Mechanics and Electricity.


If you would like to take Physics Year 12 and year 13, then it is a requirement that you do a half year course on year 11 Physics. Next steps: Tertiary study in physics, medicine, veterinary science, sports science, engineering, architecture, electronics and other technological subjects.

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.