02PHY

Level 2 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Casey


Level 2 Physics continues from Level 1 Science (01SPC and 01SBP). Topics include Mechanics and Electricity, and covers research practical investigation skills. A large component of the course is assessed in an external exam at the end of the year.

It is highly recommended that you have Level 1 Science including the Mechanics External (AS90940) and a strong background in Mathematics to be successful in 02 Physics.

Level 2 Physics is an essential step towards studying Physics at Level 3. Physics career pathways are Engineering, Medicine, Science, Telecommunications, Computing hardware and software, Meteorology, Geology, ETCO Electrical Apprenticeship program and more.

Course Overview

Term 1
Mechanics
Physics investigation.

Term 2
Mechanics concludes.
Research assignment

Term 3
Electricity

Term 4
Preparation for external exams.

Recommended Prior Learning

Minimum of 12 credits from Achievement Standards in Level 1 Science, or 8 credits with at least one Merit. Mechanics 90940 (Physics External) is highly recommended.

Strong skills in Mathematics are required, particularly geometry and algebra, and students should be taking a Level 2 Mathematics course. Students not meeting these requirements can also gain entry by approval from HOLA Science.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Scientific calculator
2B8 Notebook

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 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. 91169 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

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. 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: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 16