Level 3 Physics

PH300
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Sharp

AIM:
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.
OBJECTIVES/COURSE CONTENT:
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.

COURSE CONTENT:
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.


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 $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
HoD Science.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2 Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.