PHY2

Physics Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Physics Level 2

This course involves study of the key concepts of Physics to enable students to choose further study pathways in this specialist area. 

Physics study includes waves, mechanics, electricity and nuclear physics. This course is a prerequisite for L3 Physics and required for entry into many University and Polytechnic Course pathways.

 

This course will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, both internal and external, with students having the opportunity to gain up to 23 credits at L2.



Course Overview

Term 1
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship Internal 4 Credits

A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics External 6 Credits

Term 2
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics External 6 Credits continued

A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics Internal 3 Credits

Term 3
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism External 6 Credits

Term 4
Revision

Recommended Prior Learning


At least an achieved in the derived grade exam for Level 1 Mechanics (AS 90940) and the same in at least one Level 1 Maths standard. At least achieved in Level 1 Algebra (MCAT) and at least achieved in Level 1 Geometry and Trigonometry. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Physics workbook approx. $20.

Assessment Information

AssessmentsAssessments
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship Internal 4 Credits
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics External 6 Credits
A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics Internal 3 Credits
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism External 6 Credits
Total credits =19

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 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. 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: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 16

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.