# What our Year 12 Physics students will develop

### Gain an in-depth understanding

Don’t just know the theory but know why and how. Gain a thorough knowledge of all syllabus dot points and outcomes for each Year 12 Physics module  prescribed by the NSW Board of Studies.

### Develop problem solving skills

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

### Boost your confidence

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

## What our Year 12 Physics students receive

Physics Theory Book

Physics Workbook

Weekly Physics Quizzes

Physics Workshops

End of Term Physics Topic Test

Prac Days

## We take the worry out of your HSC

Year 12 Physics Term Course Program

#### Oct - Dec

Space

or

Motors and Generators

#### Feb - Apr

Space

or

Motors and Generators

or

From Ideas to Implementation

#### Apr - Jun

From Ideas to Implementation

or

Option: From Quanta to Quarks

#### Jul - Sep

Option: Medical Physics

or

Option: Astrophysics

or

Option: From Quanta to Quarks

## Year 12 Physics Term Course Details

9 weekly lessons in the school term

#### Oct - Dec

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

#### Feb - Apr

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
• 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

#### Apr - Jun

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

• 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

#### Jul - Sep

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 Introduction Revision, Quiz and Overview Teachers revise previous lesson and answer homework questions before conducting an in-class quiz. 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. Teachers explain key physics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions. 10 min Break 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. Teachers explain key physics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions. 10 min Review Q&A Students ask questions to clarify understanding. Students ask questions to clarify understanding.

## Year 12 Physics Timetable

9 weekly lessons for comprehensive knowledge and understanding.

 Chatswood Mon 4:30 - 7:40pm Sat 1:30 - 4:30pm Sat 4:30 - 7:40pm
 Epping Tue 4:30 - 7:40pm Sat 9:30 - 12:30pm Sat 1:30 - 4:30pm
 Hurstville Tue 4:30 - 7:40pm Wed 4:30 - 7:40pm Sat 1:30 - 4:30pm Sat 4:30 - 7:40pm
 Strathfield Thu 4:30 - 7:40pm Sat 1:30 - 4:30pm Sat 4:30 - 7:40pm
 Town Hall Tue 4:30 - 7:40pm Wed 4:30 - 7:40pm Sat 4:30 - 7:40pm

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

 Chatswood 9:30 - 12:30pm 1:30 - 4:30pm
 Epping 9:30 - 12:30pm
 Hurstville 9:30 - 12:30pm 1:30 - 4:30pm
 Strathfield 9:30 - 12:30pm 1:30 - 4:30pm 4:40 - 7:40pm
 Town Hall 1:30 - 4:30pm

## Our Year 12 Physics pricing

\$45
per Hour
x
3 Hrs
per Lesson
x
9
per School Term
=
\$1,215
per School Term

Our Physics course includes:

Classes taught by qualified teachers

9 theory lessons per term

Comprehensive Theory Book & Workbook

One-to-One tutorials (Workshops)

Dedicated customer service support

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