Level 3 Physics

13PHY
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Tsai

Physics is the study of the physical world around us, including motion of objects, forces, gravity and electromagnetism. Knowledge of Physics is a requirement for entry to university courses in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Structural, Civil and Electrical, Architectural Design and Surveying.
Course Description:
Experimental Methods: Measurement and analysis of physical systems. Accuracy and reliability of data.
Motion: Translational, Rotational, and Simple Harmonic Motion.
Electricity and Electromagnetism: DC electricity, electromagnetic induction, capacitors, and AC electricity.
Atom, Photons, and Nuclei: An introduction to quantum physics and relativity.


Recommended Prior Learning

Two external passes at Level 2 Physics or HOF approval.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91521 v2 Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
3
I
4
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.