British Columbia Institute of


PHYS 0120 - Physics 12 Challenge Exam

Physics Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

The Physics 12 Challenge Exam allows students to demonstrate the required physics knowledge and skills at the British Columbia grade 12 level. It covers material related to the topics of: Graphical Methods, Vectors, Kinematics, Dynamics, Work, Energy, and Power, Momentum, Equilibrium, Circular Motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetism. For more information on these topics visit the website Please refer to the Physics 12 entrance requirement set by the Program for which you are applying to determine the minimum grade. Students may arrange to write this exam at a time and place of their choice by contacting the section instructor in the Notes below.


Physics 12 or an acceptable equivalent course.





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 64534

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  1. This section is only for students that need to write the PHYS 0120 challenge exam during this Spring/Summer 201820 term at an APPROVED test centre. The exam must be written no later than Friday, August 24th.Contact for more information. The PHYS 0120 exam fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Students can only write this exam ONCE. If a student registers and writes the exam a second time they will be given the mark from their first writing. The information provided to students is limited to the following - Students are required to bring to the exam writing: (1) one piece of valid photo identification (a BCIT Student ID Card, Driver's License, BC Services Card or Passport), (2) a printed tuition receipt from -> Student Self Service menu, (3) a scientific calculator (phones and computers are NOT allowed), (4) pen/pencil and eraser. Students will not be permitted to write the exam without the required documentation and the exam fee will be forfeited. Students must arrive at the exam location at least 15 minutes prior to the exam start time for ID and exam fee payment verification. The exam is designed for students who are well versed in the topics covered in the BC Physics 12 curriculum and who previously scored a mark equivalent to or exceeding the mark required by their program of choice. It is the STUDENT's responsibility to review their program entrance requirements to determine the minimum acceptable exam grade. To obtain information pertaining to the topics tested, refer to the Prescribed Learning Outcomes pages on the following website - There is NO Instructor support and there are NO study materials or study material recommendations given to prepare for the exam. The PHYS 0120 exam is paper-based and a formula sheet will be handed out with the exam. The maximum time allowed to write this exam is 4 hours. Exam grades will be available online through -> Self Service menu in the Check grades section within 2 weeks following the exam writing date.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Meet the Physics 12 entrance requirement established by the program for which they are applying.

Effective as of Winter 2017


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