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VICTORIAN CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY. PHYSICS 2004+ prepared by: VCAA Science Manager [email protected] tel: 9 651 4655. VCE Physics. Revised Study 2004 Unit 1 and Unit 2 Revised Study 2005 Unit 3 and Unit 4 Pilot of Revised Study 2004 Unit 3 and Unit 4.

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Victorian curriculum assessment authority

VICTORIAN CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY

PHYSICS 2004+

prepared by:

VCAA Science Manager

[email protected]

tel: 9 651 4655


Vce physics

VCE Physics

Revised Study 2004

Unit 1 and Unit 2

Revised Study 2005

Unit 3 and Unit 4

Pilot of Revised Study 2004

Unit 3 and Unit 4


Review to study
Review to Study

  • Review Committee

  • Draft

  • Consultation

  • analysis of feedback => final Draft

  • many internal drafts, refinements, editing, checking, further expert advice, consistency with VCAA guidelines

  • Study Design


New study 2004
New study 2004+

  • Revised rationale

  • New structure

  • Current study updated/refined

  • New areas of study added

    • possible to teach a similar course to current study

  • Similar assessment program


Study design structure
Study Design Structure

  • Rationale

  • Aims

  • Structure

  • Entry

  • Duration

  • Changes to the Study Design

  • Assessment and Reporting


Rationale
Rationale

  • theoretical

  • empirical

  • analytical

    Interesting and challenging


Aims

  • major ideas of physics

  • language

    • conceptual and practical

    • communication of physics

  • methodology

    • knowledge development in physics

    • data acquisition and evaluation

  • relationship to innovation and technology


New structure
New structure

  • Common (2/3)

    • Area of study 1

    • Area of study 2

  • Detailed studies (1/3)

    • Area of study 3

      • choice of 3.1 OR 3.2 OR 3.3


Unit 1
Unit 1

  • AoS 1: Wave-like properties of light

  • AoS 2: Nuclear & radioactivity physics

  • AoS 3: Detailed studies

    3.1: Astronomy

    3.2: Medical physics

    3.3: Energy from the nucleus


Unit 2
Unit 2

  • AoS 1: Movement

  • AoS 2: Electricity

  • AoS 3: Detailed studies

    3.1: Astrophysics

    3.2: Investigations: aerospace

    3.3: Investigations: alternative energy sources


Unit 3
Unit 3

  • AoS 1: Motion in one and two dimensions

  • AoS 2: Electronics & photonics

  • AoS 3: Detailed studies

    3.1: Einstein’s relativity

    3.2: Investigating materials & structures

    3.3: Further electronics


Unit 4
Unit 4

  • AoS 1: Interactions of light & matter

  • AoS 2: Electric power

  • AoS 3: Detailed studies

    3.1: Synchroton & applications

    3.2: Photonics

    3.3: Recording & reproducing sound


Entry
Entry

  • Units 1, 2 and 3:

    • no pre-requisites

  • Unit 4: prerequisite is Unit 3

  • Students are advised to study Unit 2 before entering Unit 3


Duration
Duration

  • 50 hours of scheduled classroom instruction

  • (practical work: 10 hours – as a guide)


Changes to the study design
Changes to the Study Design

  • Notification in

    VCE Bulletin

    .

    http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/VCE/STUDIES/science/physics.htm


Assessment reporting
Assessment & reporting

Satisfactory completion: S/N

  • Unit 1 and Unit 2:

    • no levels to be reported to VCAA

  • Unit 3 and Unit 4:

    • school assessed coursework: reported

    • examination


Contexts

Contextual approach to physics learning

supported

enhanced

not one context

BUT

several contexts

“Students will use[Key knowledge &skills]

in the contexts of [ ......., ............, ...........]”

Contexts


Contexts1

example:

Unit 1: Wave-like properties of light

seeing with the unaided eye

AND

extending visual and communication capabilities

AND

special theatrical effects

“Students will use [Key knowledge &skills]

in the contexts of [ ......., ............, ...........]”

Contexts


Unit 1 contexts common areas of study

Wave-like properties of light

seeing with the unaided eye

AND

extending visual and communication capabilities

AND

special theatrical effects

Nuclear & radioactivity physics

environmental radiation

AND

production & use of radioisotopes in industry

Unit 1: ContextsCommon areas of study


Unit 1 contexts detailed studies

Astronomy

historical development of our picture of the Universe and our place in it

Medical physics

applications in medical diagnosis & treatment

Energy from the nucleus

energy from stars

nuclear technologies

Unit 1: ContextsDetailed studies


Unit 2 contexts common areas of study

Movement

historical development of the physics of motion

AND

transport

AND

games & sport

Nuclear & radioactivity physics

environmental radiation

AND

production & use of radioisotopes in industry

Unit 2: Contexts Common areas of study


Unit 2 contexts detailed studies

Astrophysics

astronomy

‘Big Bang’

Investigations: Aerospace

flight

Investigations: Alternative energy sources

alternative energy

Unit 2: Contexts Detailed studies


Unit 3 contexts common areas of study

Motion in one & two dimensions

transport & safety

AND

motion in space

Electronics & photonics

domestic

AND

industrial

Unit 3: Contexts Common areas of study


Unit 3 contexts detailed studies

Einstein’s relativity

no context

Investigating structures & materials

construction

design

Further electronics

low voltage AC to DC voltage regulated power supply system

Unit 3: Contexts Detailed studies


Unit 4 contexts common areas of study

Interactions of light & matter

models & explanations

Electric power

electric motors

alternators & transformers

electric power transmission & distribution

Unit 4 ContextsCommon areas of study


Unit 4 contexts detailed studies

Synchrotron & applications

investigating materials

Photonics

domestic

scientific

industrial

Recording & reproducing sound

music

speaking

hearing

Unit 4 ContextsDetailed studies


Deletions
deletions

Unit 1: Heating & cooling

BUT

  • energy transfer & transformation processes

  • kinetic particle model

    • continue to be taught through Nuclear & radioactivity, and Detailed studies e.g. Energy from the nucleus (Unit 1)/Alternative energy (Unit 2)


Deletions1
deletions

Unit 3: Sound

BUT

  • sound (pressure) waves

  • standing waves

    • can be taught through Detailed study: Recording & reproducing sound (Unit 4)


Development within practical work
Development within practical work

Unit 1 & Unit 2

  • simple observations & measurements

  • one, independent continuous variable

  • some adaptation, extension & design

    Unit 3 & Unit 4

  • accurate measurements

  • two, independent continuous variables

  • evaluation of data & data collection:

  • design & undertake more complex investigations


Assessment
Assessment

  • Unit 1 and Unit 2

  • Practical investigation involving student

  • adaptation

  • extension

  • design


Unit 1 2 assessment
Unit 1 & 2: Assessment

Two different tasks selected from a list:

  • annotated folio of practical activities

  • data analysis

  • multimedia or webpage presentation

  • response to a media article

  • summary report

  • written report

  • test (short answer and extended response


Unit 3 school assessed coursework
Unit 3: School assessed coursework

  • Student-designed extended practical investigation

    plus

    At least two different tasks

  • multimedia presentation

  • annotated folio of practical activities

  • summary report

  • data analysis

  • test (short answer and extended response

  • report (written, oral, annotated, visual)

  • response to a media article


Examinations
Examinations

  • Unit 3

  • Motion in one & two dimensions 35-45

  • Electronics & photonics 25-35

  • Detailed study 25-35

    [mirrors coursework: 40/30/30]


Unit 4 school assessed coursework
Unit 4: School assessed coursework

  • Summary report of selected practical activities from the student’s logbook

    plus

    At least two different tasks

  • multimedia presentation

  • annotated folio of practical activities

  • student-designed practical investigation

  • data analysis

  • test (short answer and extended response

  • report (written, oral, annotated, visual)

  • response to a media article


Examinations1
Examinations

  • Unit 4

  • Interactions of light & matter 35-45

  • Electric power 25-35

  • Detailed study 25-35

    [mirrors coursework: 40/30/30]


Support program
Support program

  • Resource list: updated

  • Examination: format and criteria

  • Sample examinations: Units 3 and 4

  • Course advice: all units

  • CD-ROM: for new Detailed studies

  • Attendance: STAV/AIP Physics Conference


Structuring a course
Structuring a course

  • Sequence

    • areas of study/outcomes

    • key knowledge and skills

  • Practical activities

    • selection and sequence

  • Assessment

    • task selection, design and administration


Scheduling
Scheduling

  • Areas of study

  • combinations/sequencing

    example:

    Unit 1

  • Nuclear & radioactivity physics (2)

  • Energy from the nucleus (3.3)

  • Wave-like properties of light (1)


Time constraints
Time constraints

  • Judgments about the time to be devoted to each area of study need to be made.

  • example:

  • Unit 2

  • Practical investigation

  • All teaching for 4 weeks via the PI


Time solutions block planning

example:

Key knowledge and skills

Assessment

student-designed practical investigation

Unit 3

AoS 1: 5 weeks

AoS 2: 4 weeks

AoS 3: 4 weeks

2-3 weeks (included in time for AoS)

Time solutions: Block planning


Outcomes
Outcomes

  • Outcomes

    • teacher assessment of student performance

  • Key knowledge & skills

    • dot points


Www vcaa vic edu au list of studies science physics

www.vcaa.vic.edu.auList of studiesSciencePhysics


Further professional learning opportunities
Further Professional Learning Opportunities

  • STAVCON

    • launch of CD-ROM

    • 27-28 November 2003

  • STAV/AIP Physics Teachers Conference

    • early first term each year


Victorian curriculum assessment authority1

VICTORIAN CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY

PHYSICS 2004+

Science Manager: Neil CHAMPION

Tel: 9 651 4655

[email protected]


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