Program Duration: 1.5Hours/Week for 4 Months
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of the concepts and theories of physics. Students will explore further the laws of dynamics and energy transformations, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields; electromagnetic radiation; and the interface between energy and matter. They will further develop inquiry skills, learning, for example, how the interpretation of experimental data can provide indirect evidence to support the development of a scientific model. Students will also consider the impact on society and the environment of technological applications of physics.
The percentage grade represents the quality of the students’ overall achievement of the expectations for the course and reflects the corresponding achievement as described in the achievement chart for mathematics. The distribution of marks into a grade is based on the departmental assessment and evaluation guide for the course and will reflect the student’s most consistent level of achievement where appropriate. Comments on the development of learning skills and contributions to the course will also be provided on reports. Term work will be 70% of the overall grade; the final summative evaluation will be 30% of the overall grade, incorporating a final written examination.