When you study physics for the first time in school what grade,class or year is it? And what are the topics in your first year? I live in Pakistan and we start Physics in Class 9 (at approximately 16 years of age). The topics we study are as under. -Measurement -Kinematics -Scalars and Vectors -Equilibrium and Torque -Force,Motion and Momentum -Circular Motion -Gravitation -Work,Energy and Power -Simple Machines -Heat -Properties of Matter After that is class 10 (which I am currently studying) at the end of which we give our matric exam (approx equivalent of GCE O' levels though easier).