Physics L3

13PHYS
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


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook $30, Write-On Notes $10, OsPEn Day $10 per student (approx)


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


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. 91521 v2 Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
3
E
6
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.