Physics 2 Unit

ATAR Course


Physics involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts that include energy and force. Physics deals with the study of phenomena on scales of space and time – from nuclear particles and their interactions up to the size and age of the Universe.

This allows students to better understand the physical world and how it works, appreciate the uniqueness of the Universe, and participate in navigating and influencing the future.

Students can combine Physics with ONE or TWO other Science subjects selected from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science

For Whom is the Course Intended?

Physics provides the foundation knowledge and skills required to support participation in a range of careers.

It is a discipline that utilises innovative e and creative thinking to address new challenges, such as sustainability, energy efficiency and the creation of new materials.


Sound skills in Mathematics 5.3, Mathematics course in Stage 5, and a good understanding of Algebra.


External HSC examination.

Internal Assessment program includes:

  • Depth Study
  • Working Scientifically Skills Tasks
  • Examination


  • Subject cost included in the College Resource Fee. Safety glasses are required.