3 Physics (3PHYS)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Green

Learners will explore the physics of everyday events and how physics can be applied to the world around us. It will involve looking at interacting systems and applying the physics ideas to new situations.

This course will cover a variety of areas of physics, including Waves, Mechanics, and Electricity and Magnetism. There will be the option to sit a combination of any of the external assessments, as well as the internal

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architectural Technician, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Medical Physicist, Electronics Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Surveyor, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Technical Writer, Geologist, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Environmental Engineer, Marine Engineer, Food Technologist, Geophysicist, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Plastics Technician, Project Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
● Course Fee $10.00 for in class course materials and resources
● Possible Field Trip opportunity to deepen and reinforce learning at an approximate cost of between $15 to $35 covering travel expenses and entry fee. * to be confirmed during the course depending on available exhibitions and events will be added to statements as and when trips and occur.

Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
● Dedicated learner laptop (Chrome book suitable) with learners own headset recommended.
● Course workbooks. Depending on the course and learner level, learners may benefit from the purchase of a relevant sciPAD or ESA Workbook. This has been included in the stationery list as a recommendation or can be purchased from the school on request.
● External Exam and Competition Fees. Depending on learner goals, progress and or to provide stretch some learners will be encouraged to compete in external exams and competitions.

See Senior Stationery list on our My School Office Max Portal.

Additional stationery items for this course include
● WA4 Writing Exercise Book 7mm Ruled 36 Leaves
● A4 Display Book Insert Cover 40 Pocket Blue

To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.


Please be aware, our charges may change