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Recommend Year 10 Science Grade A, B.

This course provides students with an understanding of energy, matter and their interactions. It also involves investigating natural phenomenon and then applying patterns, models (including mathematical ones), principles, theories and laws to explain the physical behaviour of the universe.


  • will apply investigative and problem solving skills
  • effectively communicate the concepts; and
  • appreciate the study of Physics.

Physics builds on and draws on the knowledge and understanding, skills and values and attitudes developed in the science studies in Year 7 to 10.

Main Topics Covered

Preliminary CourseHSC Course
Core TopicsOne Option From the following
The World CommunicatesSpaceGeophysics
Electrical Energy in the HomeMotors and GeneratorsMedical Physics
Moving AboutIdeas to ImplementationAstrophysics
The Cosmic EngineFrom Quanta to Quark
The Age of Silicon

How this course will help me in the future?

This course gives a general grounding in some of the concepts in physics and its application to everyday life. Students gain an appreciation of how some technologies work and how to make informed decisions about their use.

Physics is a required course for many university courses. It leads to careers in engineering (electrical, mechanical, automotive, chemical, and civil), astronomy, architecture, teaching, computing and many others.