VCE Physics

Physics is amongst the most popular VCE subjects, with over 7000 students sitting exams each year. A good knowledge of theory and practical aspects of past papers should see you do well!


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The VCE Physics Course includes the following topics for study:

Circular Motion

Electric Motors

Electric Power

Electric Transmission

Electricity Generation

Electromagnetic Induction

Electronics and Photonics | Amplifiers

Electronics and Photonics | Circuits

Electronics and Photonics | Transducers

Further Electronics

Interactions of Light and Matter

Motion | Energy and Momentum

Motion | Forces

Motion | Gravity

Motion | Kinematics


Sound | Power and Intensity

Sound | Wave Properties

Special Relativity

Structures and Materials | Strength Properties

Structures and Materials | Tension and Compression

Structures and Materials | Torque



In section A  questions are answered on the question book provided. In Section B longer form questions are answered in the question books. One of the key tips for success in VCE Physics to make use of the available practice exam and past papers. Using the helpful resources on Studyclix for VCE Physics can also help students to to do well in exams. Some of the VCE Physics resources including videos, notes and practice material. Using these tools and resources can help replace VCE Physics tuition and improve your grade for the VCE Physics final exam.


According to the VCAA, studying VCE Physics “VCE Physics provides for continuing study pathways within the discipline and leads to a range of careers. Physicists may undertake research and development in specialist areas including acoustics, astrophysics and cosmology, atmospheric physics, computational physics, education, energy research, engineering, instrumentation, lasers and photonics, medical physics, nuclear science, optics, pyrotechnics and radiography. Physicists also work in cross-disciplinary areas such as bushfire research, climate science, forensic science, geology, materials science, neuroscience and sports science.”


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