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After being streamlined further, the Physics course for the three districts of Upper School have been slightly revised. In preparation for a more rigorous Physics course in High School, the Middle School Physics program is aimed to give students a basic introduction to the various fields of Physics as well as enable them to appreciate the course and its applications in everyday life. Assessments are focused on skills as well as appreciation through authentic and performance-based tasks, with some standardized testing.
Course Outline for Middle School Physics
As a preparatory step for the IBDP Group 4 Sciences, the Physics courses for Grades 9 and 10 are designed to provide an authentic IBDP Physics experience. Each topic is selected from the IBDP Physics course guide, and is taught with an empirical approach meant to mimic the IBDP Physics course. Assessments are mainly standardized tests drawn from IBDP questions, with topic specific experimentation.
High School Course Outline for Physics
Physics for Grades 11 and 12 is wholly IB in both approach and implementation. Assessments are mainly investigative in nature, with some major preparatory testing done in light of the course-end external examinations.
IBDP Course Outline for Physics SL and HL (Core)
It is envisioned that students will be able to masterfully anticipate and prepare for the mentioned topics.
Indeed, with enough initiative and planning, Physics learning can be an enjoyable journey!