Level 3 Physics
Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Sharp
Year 13 Physics builds on the concepts of Year 12 Physics and equips students for the NCEA
Level 3 Achievement Standards. It also provides an interesting course of study of the physical
world for general educational interest and career advancement.
On completing this course students should be able to:
• understand the concepts and principles of Physics and their use in familiar and unfamiliar situations.
• demonstrate the skills of investigation, problem solving, experimentation and communication.
• link the Physics learned with applications, technologies and the lives of people.
The Year 13 course concentrates more on practical work and the understanding of ideas rather than solving problems mathematically. The course covers motion (including rotational and simple Harmonic motion) waves, electromagnetism (complex circuit analysis and alternating current theory) and atomic Physics.
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 $30.
Students also need a graphic calculator.
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
12 or more Level 2 Physics credits (including Physics 2.4 (AS91171)
and Physics 2.6 (AS91173).
Other students may be considered at the discretion of the
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.
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.