03PHY

Level 3 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Casey

Level 3 Physics continues the work covered in Level 2 at a more complex level. Topics are Mechanics and Electricity (externals); a research based standard and a practical investigation (internals). 

It is recommend that you have achieved success in 02 Physics (02PHY or 02PHYH), particularly in Mechanics, before moving on to 03 Physics.

Level 3 Physics is highly recommended for students intending to take Engineering or Medicine. Other career paths include Science, Telecommunications, Computing hardware and software, Meteorology, Geology and more.


Course Overview

Term 1
Mechanics

Term 2
Mechanics concludes
Physics Investigation

Term 3
Electricity standard
Physics Report (Rainbow's End)

Term 4
Exam prep.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Scientific calculator
Hard cover 2B8 note book
Graph Paper

Pathway

Career pathways include Engineering, Medicine, Science, Telecommunications, Computing hardware and software, Meteorology, Geology and more.

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. 91521 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91522 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7

A.S. 91524 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91526 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

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.