Physics 12

Ministry code: PH 12

Although there is no formal pre-requisite for Physics 12, it is recommended that students have completed Physics 11 prior to taking this course in addition to taking Foundations of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 concurrently.

View the complete Learning Standards for this course here:   Physics 12

Physics 12 is a course that moves from concrete to conceptual understandings of physical phenomena. Students will explore the classical mechanics of relative motion, forces, fields and momentum. In addition, students will investigate modern physics including special relativity, fundamental forces and wave-particle duality. 

Content Modules:

  • Equilibrium & Torque
  • Circular Motion
  • Momentum
  • Electricity
  • Electromagnetism
  • Induction
  • Modern Physics

Curricular Competencies Modules:

  • Level 1: Applied Physics
  • Level 2: Academic Literature
  • Level 3: Communicating scientifically and Inquiry Lab

Summative Assessment Module:

  • Skills Path
    • Complete a Summary of Learning Project
  • Knowledge Path
    • Complete a Final Exam
  • Mastery Path
    • Complete a Summary of Learning Project; and
    • Complete a Final Exam


First Assignment  5%
Content  35%
Curricular Competencies  35%
Summative Assessment  25%

Required Resources:  a computer with internet access and ability to record audio/video, ability to install programs on computer (Bridge Designer system requirements and download instructions – this software is free and the ability to download, install, and use it on a computer is a course requirement), headphones/speakers, a scientific calculator, ruler and protractor.

As binder is recommended for notes, investigations and assignments, and should include both lined and graph paper. Access to the Comox Valley School Office 365 software (available for free to all students – more information available here.)

BC Performance Standards