12PHYS

Physics L2

Course Description

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 



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook $30, Write-On Notes $10

Recommended Prior Learning

Prerequisites: AS90940 Mechanics, AS91027 Algebra, AS901028 Maths recommended

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91170 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91171 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 20

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