Physics aims to develop students

  • Appreciation of physics and the significant contribution physics has made to contemporary society
  • Understanding that phenomena may be explained, analysed and predicted, providing a reliable basis for actions
  • Understanding of how matter and energy interact in physical systems
  • Understanding of how models and theories are refined and how new models and theories are developed in physics
  • Investigative skills, including the design and conduct of investigations to explore phenomena and solve problems, the collection and analysis of data, and the interpretation of evidence
  •  Ability to use accurate and precise measurement, valid and reliable evidence, and scepticism and intellectual rigour to evaluate claims
  • Ability to communicate physics understanding, findings, arguments and conclusions using appropriate representations, modes and genres.