Course: SC650 Physics

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Science

Type: Standard

Credits: 1

Course Information:

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. Physics provides a thorough examination of basic physical concepts that will give the student an insight into the relevance of physics in our modern, technological world. This is an algebra based physics course that provides the prerequisite knowledge of the subject recommended for university admission. This course is broken into two parts. First semester includes the study of classical mechanics. Second semester focuses on the study of mechanical waves & acoustics (sound), electricity and magnetism, as well as optics (light). Students pursuing a post-secondary education are encouraged to take Physics. This course will fulfill the physical science credit for graduation.


  • Identify and apply the relationships among time, displacement, speed, velocity and acceleration

  • Describe what a force is, draw free body diagrams, and be able to set up and solve force problems

  • Apply characteristics of graphs of linear equations to make predictions for real-world problems

  • Explore applications of conservation of energy and momentum

  • Explore practical applications of magnetism, acoustics, optics and electricity

  • Approach fundamental Physics concepts through labs and computer simulation equipment

Prerequisites: Geometry

Notes: It is advised that students complete Geometry prior to taking this course. Students should also take Algebra 2 either before you take this course or at the same time. This course will fulfill the physical science credit for graduation