02PHY

Level 2 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Casey

Level 2 Physics builds on the concepts introduced in Level 1 Science (01SPC and 01SBP). Topics include Light and Waves; Classical Mechanics a research based standard that investigates a selected applications of Physics. There is also an optional Electricity and Electromagnetism standard.

Level 2 Physics is an essential step towards studying Physics at Level 3 and tertiary level.


Course Overview

Term 1
Mechanics

Term 2
Mechanics concludes.
Research assignment

Term 3
Waves and Light

Term 4
Preparation for external exams.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Scientific calculator
2B8 Notebook

Recommended Prior Learning

Minimum of 12 credits from Achievement Standards in Level 1 Science, or 8 credits with at least one Merit. A Merit in Mechanics 90940 is recommended. A strong grounding in Mathematics is required and students should be taking a Level 2 Mathematics course. Students not meeting these requirements can also gain entry by approval from HOLA Science.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 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. 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
TotalNumeracy Credits: 16

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