Centre for Continuing Education

Year 11 Physics Preparation Course (New Syllabus)

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Part 1 (Modules 1-2): Kinematics and Dynamics

Part 2 (Modules 3-4): 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 biological 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 biology 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 biology assessment tasks.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion 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.

Content

(Aligned to NESA Syllabus Reference Points)

Both subtopics within the Kinematics Module will be covered:

  • Motion in a straight line
  • Motion on a plane
All three subtopics within “Dynamics” module will be covered:
  • Forces
  • Forces, acceleration and energy
  • Momentum, energy and simple systems

All four subtopics within the Waves and Thermodynamics Module will be covered:

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

All three 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.

Delivery Style

This HSC Exam Preparation Physics course is delivered as workshops where students explore and apply biology knowledge and skills in a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem-solving sessions while receiving feedback.

Materials

Students will be provided with:

  • A Course Booklet covering all syllabus dot points for this module, including example practical methods and results.
  • Answers to all questions in the Course Booklet.
  • HSC Questions from recent years on the relevant module.
  • HSC Sample answers from recent years on the relevant module.

Course Evaluation

This course will be evaluated via an online student questionnaire delivered in class.

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Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion
$175 Limited inc GST
Year 11 Physics Preparation Course (New Syllabus)

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