Teacher in Charge: J. Kurian
Note: Content may vary from the above depending on student achievement.
Course Highlights: Physics lies at the heart of the natural sciences and explains how the world works. Almost any scientific problem can be approached using the ideas and methods of Physics. Physicists, and students studying Physics, are able to use their understanding to predict how an object will behave under particular conditions, improve the functioning of everyday objects, and envisage totally new developments. A knowledge of Physics is useful and exciting!
Vocational Pathway: Construction and Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Technology, Primary Industries, Social and Community Services.
This course can lead to: Learning in Physics will come in useful no matter what you go on to do. Employers value the kinds of skills that studying Physics develops: the ability to grasp things quickly, focussed solution finding, plus problem solving, analytical, mathematical, and IT skills. People with a background in Physics are found in all these areas and more: telecommunications, electronics, electrical trades, space, medicine, finance, law, music, television, environment, architecture, engineering, sports, gaming, energy, and education.
At Te Aroha College, Level 2 Physics is a compulsory pre-requisite for Level 3 Physics.
For more information, please see Head of Science Mr Kurian
Recommended Prior Learning
AS90940 Mechanics recommended
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Workbook $30, Write-On Notes $10
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.