PH200

Level 2 Physics

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Sharp

OBJECTIVES/COURSE CONTENT:
On completing this course students should be able to:
•Show some of the skills and attitudes required for scientific investigation, problem solving and communication.
•Appreciate some of the applications of physics in the everyday world.
•Understand concepts and principles of physics and their use in familiar and simple unfamiliar situations.
•Carry out experimental procedures and have developed laboratory skills associated with physics.

This course covers topics of movement and energy, electricity and simple electronics, light and waves, electromagnetism, and atomic physics. Most teaching and learning is based on practical activities, problem solving, collecting data and learning to interpret this.


Equipment/Stationery

A set of 2 workbooks are provided by the department for use as texts. However, if a student wishes to write in her workbook, she can purchase them at a cost of $25.

It is of benefit to students to bring a laptop to lessons although they will not be disadvantaged academically if they do not. They may need to access a Chromebook from school instead.

$15 contribution to Education Perfect

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 12 credits in Year 11 Science, including
Achieved with Merit in Physics 1.1.
Other students may be considered at the discretion of
the HoD, Science.

Pathway

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. 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. 91170 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
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: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 20

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