12PHY

NCEA Level 2 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. SULLIVAN

Why study physics?

Level 2 Physics builds on and extends the concepts introduced in Level 1 Science. Physics is the study of the nature and properties of matter, forces, and energy. From the smallest subatomic particle to the infinite universe. You will learn aspects of it all. 

 More importantly, you will be developing lifelong skills in problem-solving and critical thinking. Physics is often described as applied mathematics, you will see how the algebra and number skills you learn have a real-world application through formulae and relationships. A key part of your learning will be practical based, conducting and critiquing investigations is what a physicist does.

What will I learn?

Topics include a practical component with graphical analysis; Light and Waves; Classical Mechanics; Electricity and Electromagnetism, and an introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics. 

https://www.khanacademy.org/sc...

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Science; gaining 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 Science 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $20 (Science Pad)
Stationery Requirements: Graph paper, 2 x 1B5, 1 x 2B8.

Pathway

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Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 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
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. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 14

Disclaimer

Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.

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