PEPERIKSAAN SIJIL TINGGI PERSEKOLAHAN MALAYSIA(MALAYSIA HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION) PHYSICS Syllabus
AIMSThis syllabus aims to enhance candidates’ knowledge and understanding of physics to enable them to either further theirstudies at institutions of higher learning or assist them to embark on a related career and also to promote awareness amongthem of the role of physics in the universe. Through the new system, the form sixth study will be divided into three terms, and candidates will sit for an examination at the end of each term.
ObjectivesThe objectives of this syllabus are to enable candidates to:a) use models, concepts, principles, theories, and laws of physics;b) interpret and use scientific information presented in various forms;c) solve problems in various situations;d) analyse, synthesise, and evaluate information and ideas logically and critically;e) use techniques of operation and safety aspects of scientific equipment;f) plan and carry out experiments scientifically and make conclusions;g) develop proper attitudes, ethics, and values in the study and practice of physics.
SyllabusFirst Term: Mechanics andThermodynamics 1. Physical Quantities and Units 2. Kinematics 3. Dynamics 4. Work, Energy and Power 5. Circular Motion 6. Gravitation 7. Statics 8. Deformation of Solids 9. Kinetic Theory of Gases 10.Thermodynamics of Gases 11.Heat TransferSecond Term: Electricity and MagnetismThird Term: Oscillations and Waves,
The Practical Syllabus School-based Assessment of Practical School-based assessment of practical work iscarried out throughout the form six school terms forcandidates from government schools and privateschools which have been approved by MEC to carryout the school-based assessment. MEC will determine 13 compulsoryexperiments and one project to be carried out by thecandidates and to be assessed by the subjectteachers in the respective terms. The project will becarried out during the third term in groups of two orthree candidates. Details of the title, topic, objective,theory, apparatus and procedure of each of theexperiments and project will be specified in theTeacher’s and Student’s Manual for Practical Physics.
Candidates should be supplied with a workscheme before the day of the compulsory experimentso as to enable them to plan their practical work. Eachexperiment is expected to last one school doubleperiod. Assessment of the practical work is done bythe subject teachers during the practical sessions andalso based on the practical reports. The assessmentshould comply with the assessment guidelinesprepared by MEC. A repeating candidate may use the total markobtained in the coursework for the subsequent STPMexamination. Requests to carry forward the moderatedcoursework mark should be made during theregistration of the examination.
The Physics practical course for STPM should achieve its objective to improve the quality of candidates in the aspects as listed below.a) The ability to follow a set or sequence of instructions.b) The ability to plan and carry out experiments using appropriate methods.c) The ability to choose suitable equipment and use them correctly and carefully.d) The ability to determine the best range of readings for more detailed and careful measurements.e) The ability to make observations, to take measurements and to record data with attention given to precision, accuracy and units.f) The awareness of the importance of check readings and repeat readings.g) The awareness of the limits of accuracy of observations and measurements.h) The ability to present data and information clearly in appropriate forms.i) The ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate observations, experimental data, perform error analysis and make deductions.j) The ability to make conclusions.k) The awareness of the safety measures which need to be taken.
The objective of the project work is to enablecandidates to acquire knowledge and integratepractical skills in Physics with the aid of informationand communications technology as well as todevelop soft skills as follows:(a) communications,(b) teamwork,(c) critical thinking and problem solving,(d) flexibility/adaptability,(e) leadership,(f) organising,(g) information communications and technology,(h) moral and ethics.