# Physics

Physics is the study of the movement and behavior of matter in the universe, and explores the nature of energy, forces and other natural phenomena.

The IB Physics course covers 9 topics for SL students, ranging from classical Newtonian mechanics to modern quantum theory and the study of fundamental particles. HL students study an additional 3 topics that expand upon more complicated concepts introduced in the core syllabus. SL and HL students follow the same curriculum up to and including Topic 8, whereas Topics 9 through 12 are exclusive to HL students. Finally, students and their teacher collectively decide which one of the four available options to cover as their final topic of the curriculum.