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NSW Syllabuses

Outcomes

Table of objectives and outcomes

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Skills

Objective
Students:

  • develop skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically

Year 11 and 12 course outcomes

A student:

Questioning and predicting
PH11/12-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
Planning investigations
PH11/12-2 designs and evaluates investigations in order to obtain primary and secondary data and information
Conducting investigations
PH11/12-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
Processing data and information
PH11/12-4 selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
Analysing data and information
PH11/12-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
Problem solving
PH11/12-6 solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes
Communicating
PH11/12-7 communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose

The Working Scientifically outcomes found at the beginning of each module are targeted for emphasis. The other Working Scientifically outcomes could also be addressed in each module.

Knowledge and Understanding

Year 11

Year 12

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of fundamental mechanics

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of advanced mechanics and electromagnetism

Year 11 course outcomes
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

PH11-8 describes and analyses motion in terms of scalar and vector quantities in two dimensions and makes quantitative measurements and calculations for distance, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration

PH12-12 describes and analyses qualitatively and quantitatively circular motion and motion in a gravitational field, in particular, the projectile motion of particles

PH11-9 describes and explains events in terms of Newton’s Laws of Motion, the law of conservation of momentum and the law of conservation of energy

PH12-13 explains and analyses the electric and magnetic interactions due to charged particles and currents and evaluates their effect both qualitatively and quantitatively

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of energy

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the role of evidence and prediction in the development of theories in physics

Year 11 course outcomes
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

PH11-10 explains and analyses waves and the transfer of energy by sound, light and thermodynamic principles

PH12-14 describes and analyses evidence for the properties of light and evaluates the implications of this evidence for modern theories of physics in the contemporary world

PH11-11 explains and quantitatively analyses electric fields, circuitry and magnetism

PH12-15 explains and analyses the evidence supporting the relationship between astronomical events and the nucleosynthesis of atoms and relates these to the development of the current model of the atom