PHY3

Physics Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Physics Level 3

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, relativity, particle physics, electricity and introduction to quantum physics and nuclear physics. 

This course is a prerequisite 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 25 credits at L3.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS91524 Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems External 6 Credits

AS91521 Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship Internal 4 Credits

Term 2
AS91523 Demonstrate understanding of wave systems External 4 Credits

Term 3
AS91526 Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems External 6 Credits

Term 4
Revision

Recommended Prior Learning


An achieved or above in two or more achievement standards in Physics 201 in the derived grade exam.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Physics workbook $20.
OsPEN Lectures (University of Waikato).

Assessment Information

Assessments
91524 Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems External 6 Credits
91521 Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship Internal 4 Credits
91523 Demonstrate understanding of wave systems External 4 Credits
91526 Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems External 6 Credits
Total Credits= 20

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 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. 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: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
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: 20

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.

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.


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