13PHYS

Physics L3

Course Description

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)

Credit Information

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.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91523 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91524 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91525 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91526 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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.