On completion of the course the student has the following skills and knowledge.

MATHEMATICS:

The student can

• use a calculator

• compute the value of a given physical expression

• solve simple equations and pairs of equations

• perform calculations related to VAT, loan and interest rate and raising to a power

• work with logarithmic and exponential functions

• work with sequences and series.

PHYSICS:

The student can

• apply logarithmic and exponential functions to practical problems

• apply arithmetic and geometric sequences to practical problems

• explain the concept of energy

• define work, kinetic energy, potential energy, power and efficiency

• present the principle of conservation of energy and the work-energy principle

• model energy conversion and transfer

• present and apply the definitions of density and pressure

• describe the effects of pressure in fluids

• present the principle of the hydraulic lever

• calculate fluid pressure at difference depths

• present and apply Archimedes’ principle

• define the basic flow quantities and use them

• study changes in flow velocity using the equation of continuity

• work with temperature scales

• model and apply laws of thermal expansion

• present the ideal gas law and use it to model gas behaviour.

MATHEMATICS:

• calculations related to VAT, loan and interest rate and raising to a power

• logarithmic and exponential functions

• sequences and series.

PHYSICS:

• the concept of energy, conservation of energy, work, mechanical energy, work-energy principle, power

• unit conversions

• density and pressure

• pressure in fluids

• the hydraulic lever

• the depth dependence of fluid pressure

• Archimedes’ principle

• basic quantities related to fluid flow

• the equation of continuity

• temperature scales

• thermal expansion

• ideal gas

• heat storage and capacity

• changes of state.

Assessment criteria

Satisfactory

MATHEMATICS:

The student can

• perform simple calculations related to VAT, loan and interest rate, and percentages.

PHYSICS:

The student can

• apply logarithmic and exponential functions

• apply arithmetic and geometric sequences

• describe the concept of energy

• define work, kinetic energy, potential energy, power and efficiency

• present the principle of conservation of energy and the work-energy principle

• model energy conversion and transfer.

Good

MATHEMATICS:

The student

• can perform simple calculations related to VAT, loan and interest rate, and percentages

• recognizes the logarithmic and exponential function

• knows the definition of logarithm and the related order of operations.

PHYSICS:

The student can

• apply logarithmic and exponential functions

• apply arithmetic and geometric sequences

• describe the concept of energy

• define work, kinetic energy, potential energy, power and efficiency

• present the principle of conservation of energy and the work-energy principle

• model energy conversion and transfer

• apply the definitions of density and pressure

• perform calculations related to the hydraulic lever

• determine fluid pressure at a given depth

• calculate the buoyancy force exerted on a body.

Excellent

MATHEMATICS:

The student

• can perform simple calculations related to VAT, loan and interest rate, and percentages

• recognizes the logarithmic and exponential function

• knows the definition of logarithm and the related order of operations

• recognizes series and sequences.

PHYSICS:

The student can

• apply logarithmic and exponential functions

• apply arithmetic and geometric sequences

• explain the concept of energy

• define work, kinetic energy, potential energy, power and efficiency

• present the principle of conservation of energy and the work-energy principle

• model energy conversion and transfer

• apply the definitions of density and pressure

• perform calculations related to the hydraulic lever

• determine fluid pressure at a given depth

• calculate the buoyancy force exerted on a body

• determine the volumetric flow rate and the mass flow rate

• operate with the most common temperature scales

• determine the change in length and volume when the temperature change is known

• determine a gas related quantity using the ideal gas law.