Physics Level 3

PHY3
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Recommended Prior Learning


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


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

Learning Areas:

Science



Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Software Developer, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Telecommunications Engineer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Marine Engineer, Flying Instructor, Helicopter Pilot, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Plastics Technician, Test Analyst, Network Administrator

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
Pathway Tags

Physics: Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician


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.