The course covers energy, movement, measurement, electricity and magnetism, nuclear physics, waves and cosmology.
Students will undertake a variety of activities in the Physics course, ranging from classroom based discussions and group work to online interactives, formative assignments, wiki/collaborative activities and journals. Students are assessed through a single individual investigation as well as three written papers. The investigation may involve a hands-on approach, use of databases, modelling, simulation or a hybrid. Student work is internally assessed by the teacher and externally moderated by the IB.
In order to succeed in Physics HL, we recommend students commit four hours per week. How much of the course material is covered in the classroom and how much via independent learning is flexible and to be decided by the school teacher.
Taking Physics HL will enable students to: