Teacher in Charge: J. Kurian
Note: It is highly recommended that Level 3 Physics is taken in conjunction with Level 3 Calculus. Content may vary from the above depending on student achievement.
Course Highlights: Leading on from Level 2 Physics, this course provides more in-depth coverage of the basic ideas and concepts of Physics. In preparation for tertiary education, students can enjoy a more intellectual approach and are expected to be motivated, independent learners.
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. Level 3 Physics leads directly to higher levels of study at tertiary institutions and is a pre-requisite for many professional degrees such as surveying, architecture, engineering, medicine and dentistry.
For more information, please see Head of Department Mr Kurian
Recommended Prior Learning
Prerequisites: Level 2 Physics and Level 2 Maths – minimum of Achieved grades in all Achievement Standards, including at least 1 Merit pass in each subject
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Workbook $30, Write-On Notes $10, OsPEn Day $10 per student (approx)
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 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.