Year 12 Physics Holiday Accelerated Course

Save time during the term

Get ahead in the school holidays

Gain a thorough understanding of the Year 12 Physics module over two weeks in the school holidays. During the term, you’ll have more time to practise physics exam papers! 

Essential skills

Problem solving skills

Be equipped with the Physics skills to solve new, unfamiliar and challenging scientific theories and models. Every time.

No more guesswork


Look forward to showing off your Physics skills in school assessments. With the best resources and support on your side there’s nothing to fear!

Year 12 Physics Holiday Course students receive

Physics Theory Book

Physics Workbook

Daily Physics Quizzes

Physics Workshops

End of Course Physics Topic Test

Prac Days at UNSW

Get ahead with our 9-day School Holiday Courses

Year 12 Physics Holiday Accelerated Course Program


25 Sep - 6 Oct



15 - 25 Jan

Motors and Generators

16 - 27 Apr

From Ideas to Implementation


Option: Quanta to Quarks


9 - 19 Jul

Option: Quanta to Quarks


Option: Medical Physics


Option: Astrophysics

Year 12 Physics Holiday Accelerated Course Details

9 daily lessons in the school holidays



Module 9.2: Space

Lesson 1: Gravitational Field

  • Gravitational field
  • Gravitational Potential Energy
  • Escape Velocity

Lesson 2: Physics Skills & Projectile Motion

  • Measuring the Acceleration Due to Gravity Using a Simple Pendulum
  • Second Hand Investigation Questions
  • Projectile Motion
  • Types of Projectile Motion

Lesson 3: Rocket Launches

  • Space Travel
  • Rocket Launches
  • g–Forces in Rocket Launches
  • Earth’s Rotational Motion

Lesson 4: Orbits

  • Circular Motion
  • Orbits of Satellites
  • Kepler’s Laws
  • Calculations Involving Kepler’s Third Law

Lesson 5: Space Travel

  • Earth’s Orbital Motion
  • Slingshot Effect
  • Re-entry

Lesson 6: Michelson & Morley

  • The Aether Model
  • The Michelson–Morley Experiment
  • Frames of Reference

Lesson 7: Special Theory of Relativity 1

  • Principle of Relativity
  • Special Theory of Relativity
  • The Relativity of Simultaneity
  • The Relativity of Time
  • The Relativity of Length
  • Spacetime

Lesson 8: Special Theory of Relativity 2

  • Muons
  • The Relativity of Mass
  • Relativistic Space Travel

Lesson 9: Revision and In-Class Exam


Module 9.3: Motors & Generators

Lesson 1: Magnetic Fields & Forces 1

  • Magnetic Field
  • Long Straight Current Carrying Conductor
  • Coils of Wire
  • Magnetic Force on a Moving Charge

Lesson 2: Magnetic Fields & Forces 2

  • The Motor Effect
  • Force between Parallel Current Carrying Conductor
  • Second-Hand Investigation: Force between Parallel Conductors

Lesson 3: Torque

  • See-Saw
  • Torque
  • Torque on a Current Loop in Uniform Magnetic Field
  • DC Electric Motor
  • Methods of Improving Torque Characteristics

Lesson 4: Applications of Motor Effect

  • Galvanometer
  • Loudspeaker
  • Universal Motor
  • Other Types of AC Motors

Lesson 5: Faraday and Lenz’s Law

  • Magnetic Flux
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Michael Faraday
  • Lenz’s Law
  • Eddy Currents

Lesson 6: Applications of Lenz’s Law

  • Applications of Lenz’s Law
  • Electromagnetic Braking
  • AC Induction Motor
  • Induction Cooktops
  • Back EMF

Lesson 7: Generators

  • Generators
  • AC Electric Generator
  • D.C. Generator
  • Electric Motor vs. Generator
  • Effects of the development of AC Generators

Lesson 8: Transmission

  • Power Distribution Grid
  • The Transformer
  • Improving the Efficiency of a Transformer
  • The Role of Transformers
  • AC Electricity System
  • Transmission Lines

Lesson 9: Revision and In-Class Exam



Module 9.4: From Ideas to Implementation

Lesson 1: Cathode Rays 1

  • Electric Force on a Charge
  • Discharge Tubes
  • Cathode Ray Experiments
  • Cathode Rays: Waves or Particles?

Lesson 1: Cathode Rays 2

  • Thomson’s Experiment
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT)
  • Cathode Ray Oscilloscope (CRO)
  • TV Set
  • Thermionic Devices

Lesson 3: Maxwell & Hertz

  • Maxwell’s Electromagnetic Waves
  • Production of Electromagnetic Waves
  • Hertz’s Experiment

Lesson 4: Blackbody Radiation

  • Blackbody Radiation
  • Classical Theory
  • Max Planck’s Hypothesis

Lesson 5: The Photoelectric Effect

  • The Photoelectric Effect
  • Einstein’s Explanation of the Photoelectric Effect
  • Comparing classical & photon models of light
  • Is Light A Wave Or A Particle?

Lesson 6: Semiconductors 1

  • Band Theory of Solids
  • Band Structure
  • Electron-Hole Pairs
  • Doped Semiconductors

Lesson 7: Semiconductors 2

  • P-N Junctions
  • Solar Cells
  • Solid State Devices
  • Transistors
  • Germanium vs. Silicon
  • Solid State Devices vs. Thermionic Devices
  • Impact of Transistors on Society

Lesson 8: Superconductors

  • Braggs’ X-ray Diffraction
  • Electron Flow in Metals
  • Superconductivity
  • BCS Theory
  • Meissner Effect
  • Uses & Limitations of Superconductors
  • Type II Superconductors

Lesson 9: Revision & In-Class Exam

Option 9.8: From Quanta to Quarks


Option 9.6: Medical Physics
Option 9.7: Astrophysics
Option 9.8: From Quanta to Quarks

3 Hour Lesson Breakdown

Surprise yourself with how much you can learn in 3 hours


30 min


Revision, Quiz and Overview

Teachers revise previous lesson and answer homework questions before conducting an in-class quiz.

65 min

Theory Lesson Part 1

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key physics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions.

10 min


65 min

Theory Lesson Part 2

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key physics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions.

10 min



Students ask questions to clarify understanding.

Year 12 Physics Timetable

9 weekly lessons for comprehensive knowledge and understanding.

Mon4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm
Sat4:30 - 7:40pm
Tue4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat9:30 - 12:30pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm
Sat4:30 - 7:40pm
Thu4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm
Sat4:30 - 7:40pm
Town Hall
Wed4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat4:30 - 7:40pm

9 daily lessons for advanced completion of whole term's content.

9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
4:40 - 7:40pm
9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
4:40 - 7:40pm
Town Hall
1:30 - 4:30pm

Our Year 12 Physics pricing


per Hour
3 Hrs
per Lesson
Daily Lessons
per Holiday Period

Our Physics course includes:


Classes taught by inspirational teachers

9 engaging theory lessons

Comprehensive Theory Book & Workbook

One-to-One tutorials during term (Workshops)

Online access to resources

Topic test & personalised feedback

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