03PHY

Level 3 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Casey

Level 3 Physics continues the work covered in level 2. Topics covered are Measurement and Uncertainty, Mechanics, and Light and Waves. In June students can opt to study either Electricity and Electromagnetism external assessment, or an applied aspect of Physics as an internal assessment. Level 3 Physics is an approved subject and is necessary for students intending to take Engineering at tertiary level. It is highly recommended for students wishing study Medicine.  


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Scientific calculator
Hard cover 2B8 note book
Graph Paper

Recommended Prior Learning

Minimum of 12 credits in Level 2 Physics. Students should be taking a Level 3 Mathematics course.

Credit Information

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

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91526 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
6
6
6
6
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6
6
6
6
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
4
4
4
4
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91522 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7

3
I
3
Y
*
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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

3
I
4
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.