Course Development: Lighthouse Academy Canada
Department: Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
Teacher: Dr. A B M Shamsur Rahman, OCT
Course Development Date: Aug. 2020
Course Reviser: None
Course Revision Date: Not Applicable
Course Title: Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Code: SPH4U
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation (SPH3U)
This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
The following learning skills will be taught and assessed throughout the course and will be shown on the report card. Students’ performance in these skill areas will not be included in the final numeric mark. It is important to remember, however, that the development and consistent practice of these skills will influence academic achievement. These skills include:
Assessment and evaluation are based on the provincial expectations and levels of achievement outlined in the provincial curriculum document for each subject in secondary school. A wide range of assessment and evaluation opportunities allows students to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways. This information provides the basis for reporting student grades on the Provincial Report Card. Achievement (reflected in a final mark) will be calculated using the following categories:
The student’s grade for the term marks will be based on the most consistent achievement with emphasis on the most recent within each category.
Students will also receive descriptive feedback as part of the learning process which may not be assigned a mark.
In order to achieve the curriculum expectations, the program is planned to conduct a variety of activities considering the following but not limited to:
Accommodations will be based on meeting with parent, teachers, administration and external educational assessment report. The following three types of accommodations may be provided:
Other examples of modifications and aids, which may be used in this course, are:
Scientific Calculator, Pen Pencil, Graph paper, White Paper, LMS, Desmos graphic calculator, Video Conferencing Tool etc.
Every student is expected to respect other students’ right to a safe and supportive learning environment. Students are expected to behave in a considerate and reasonable manner at all times. A “zero tolerance” policy with respect to bullying, threatening, harassment, abusive language, spam, disruptive behavior and lack of respect is in effect and misbehavior may result in your removal from the course.
Students are expected to submit original work. Students who seek to attain academic advantage or help someone else obtain such advantage through cheating will receive a grade of zero. Any assignments submitted that are not original will receive a mark of zero. Students who persist in submitting un-cited or improperly cited assignments may be suspended or withdrawn from the course