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Course Description for SPH4U Grade 12 Physics Online Course


Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U) 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.

Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 12 Physics SPH4U 

Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. Please note that while the unit called “Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration” is not listed below, however the specific expectations listed in this unit are threaded and incorporated within the delivery and assessment of the other five units. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the SPH4U course profile.

Unit Order

Unit Name

Suggested Time

Unit 0

Prerequisite Review & Kinematics

10 hours

Unit 1

Force and Motion: Dynamics

20 hours

Unit 2

Energy and Momentum

20 hours


Mid Semester Point


Unit 3

Electric, Gravitational and Magnetic Fields

20 hours

Unit 4

The Wave Nature of Light

20 hours

Unit 5

Modern Physics

15 hours


Final Exam

5 hours



Total 110 Hours


Grade 12 Physics-SPH4U

  • Courses are not refundable. You may change your course within 7 days of purchase with no extra charge.

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