Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Kent
Level 2 Physics  Semester A
Mechanics is the fundamental concept underpinning all physics understanding.
Physics seeks to understand nature at its most fundamental level. Physicists – and students studying physics – attempt to discover and apply the general laws that govern force and motion, matter and energy, and space and time.
Mechanics is fundamental to a range of professional and exciting careers including engineering, astrophysics and geophysics. Physics students should develop sufficient scientific awareness and skills to be able to engage with these areas and nurture further interest in them.
Skills and Competencies taught:
Research skills  Finding and evaluating information and apply physics concepts to a realworld example
Communication skills using language, symbols and text  Write comprehensive statements that demonstrate understanding of connections between mechanical physics concepts
Managing self  Safely plan and carry out practical investigations to demonstrate physical phenomena
Participating and contributing  Carry out practical activities in groups
Relating to others  apply physics concepts to a realworld example
Mathematical skills  Complete 2+  step mathematical calculations
In order to gain a Course Endorsement, students will have to go onto study Semester B of Level 2 Physics.
L2 Physics  Semester B, L3 Physics  Semester A
Prior Learning & PrerequisitesIt is preferable that students selecting this course have passed the Mechanics external at Level 1, however, due to the COVID19 situation, entry to the course will be considered on a case by case basis. It is also helpful if students are studying the Maths Semester A Graphing and the Maths Semester B PreCalculus.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91169 v2 Physics 2.2  Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context  2 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4  Demonstrate understanding of mechanics  2 
E 
6 
Y 
Y 

Total Credits 
Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.