Centre for Continuing Education

Year 11 Physics Revision Course (New Syllabus)

Year 11 science (new syllabus). The smart way to prepare for your HSC.

Modules 1-4: Kinematics, Dynamics, Waves and Thermodynamics and Electricity and Magnetism

This course is a part of the new Stage 6 Physics Syllabus and provides consolidation of the key content and skills from the 4 Core modules: Kinematics, Dynamics, Waves and Thermodynamics and Electricity and Magnetism. There is a focus on those cognitive skills needed to access and apply knowledge in an HSC assessment context and the higher order thinking needed to increase student achievement towards Band 6. The workshops allow students to explore and apply knowledge and skills using a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions with feedback from teachers. Overall this course is designed to review key concepts and skills with a view to maximising results in a variety of assessment tasks.


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • answer a range of questions covering the content, concepts and skills in the module
  • critically evaluate their own and others' answers to improve the quality of responses to assessment tasks
  • identify the relationships between key concepts in the module
  • apply strategies for problem solving to improve the quality and accuracy of responses to assessment tasks
  • critically analyse experimental methods and comment meaningfully on validity, reliability and accuracy
  • analyse, process and apply quantitative biological data to solve problems.


(Aligned to NESA Syllabus Reference Points)

Selected subtopics within the Kinematics module will be covered:

  • Motion in a straight line
  • Motion on a plane

Selected subtopics within Dynamics module will be covered:

  • Forces
  • Forces, acceleration and energy
  • Momentum, energy and simple systems

Selected subtopics within the Waves and Thermodynamics module will be covered:

  • Wave properties
  • Wave behaviour
  • Sound waves
  • Ray model of light
  • Thermodynamics

Selected subtopics within the Electricity and Magnetism module will be covered:

  • Electrostatics
  • Electric circuits
  • Magnetism

Relevant Skills from the Working Scientifically module will also be covered.

Intended Audience

Intended for current Year 11 students. It is also suitable for teachers wanting to learn about the new Year 11 syllabus.

Delivery Style

Delivered as a one-day activity-based workshop where students explore and apply physics knowledge and skills in a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions while receiving feedback.


Students will be provided with a course booklet covering relevant syllabus dot points for this module.

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  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion