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    Exclamation Schools ditching Physics

    I've heard some schools are dropping Physics because not enough students want to do the 2019 course with all the maths (82 equations compared with the current 40). Also, particle physics is mandatory and there's a return to thermodynamics and optics.

    No more 5-mark essay questions.

    Is anyone in the same boat?

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    Re: Schools ditching Physics

    Not sure why people would be sad about more maths in physics? There's so much rote learn in it right now I'd love more maths
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    Re: Schools ditching Physics

    Quote Originally Posted by schoolscribe View Post
    I've heard some schools are dropping Physics because not enough students want to do the 2019 course with all the maths (82 equations compared with the current 40). Also, particle physics is mandatory and there's a return to thermodynamics and optics.

    No more 5-mark essay questions.

    Is anyone in the same boat?
    The new syllabus is preparing you for uni as opposed to the old syllabus which requires endless rote memorisation

    If you're the type of person who hates memorising but loves mathematical calculations, conceptual understanding and physics practicality (i.e. experiments) then the new curriculum is for you

    It's actually pretty good that they don't have 5 mark questions bc you need to address the verbs which is quite irritating for most

    Also no option topic so you can seek help in anything you want from whoever you want as opposed to the current syllabus where in the option topic you would need to seek help from specific people who have done certain "option" topics

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    Re: Schools ditching Physics

    If anything, I would kill to have studied the new syllabus instead of this crappy current one.
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    Re: Schools ditching Physics

    Quote Originally Posted by Sp3ctre View Post
    If anything, I would kill to have studied the new syllabus instead of this crappy current one.
    Yeah

    No one is interested in rote memorising history bs

    Although it is significantly more difficult than the current syllabus due to the higher emphasis on scientific concepts, theory and mathematical calculations as opposed to the current syllabus

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