The Physics program is an extension of the programs in Secondary Cycles 1 and 2. It is intended to consolidate and enrich students’ scientific training and is a pre-requisite for several pre-university or technical programs at the college level. Its content focuses on one subject with compulsory concepts organized around four general concepts: kinematics, dynamics, transformation of energy and geometric optics.
Physics and pre-university education
To open the door to all pre-university education, including sciences, physics must be combined with chemistry and Secondary 5 technical and scientific and science math. That said, students that have only chosen physics and prefers their school-specific options (languages, sports, arts) can still pursue pre-university programs such as social science, arts, literature and history.
Physics and Technical College training
The student who has achievements in physics, chemistry and Secondary 5 technical and scientific, and science math, can access all technical training programs. Some programs, however, are restricted and places are therefore limited. Additional conditions may apply (physics testing, superior grades etc.).
Just as is the case with pre-university education, the student that has less interest in chemistry or mathematics and who only opts for physics, can still access interesting technical programs according to their interests.