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.

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