NCEA Level 2 Physics

12PHY
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. SULLIVAN

Recommended Prior Learning

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


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...


Departments:

Physics, Science



Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Physics

Accelerator Operator
Applications Engineer
Data Analyst
Design Engineer
High School Physics Teacher
IT Consultant
Lab Technician
Laser Engineer
Optical Engineer
Research Associate
Software Developer
Systems Analyst
Technical Specialist
Web Developer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


Pathway Tags

Accelerator Operator Applications Engineer Data Analyst Design Engineer High School Physics Teacher IT Consultant Lab Technician Laser Engineer Optical Engineer Research Associate Software Developer Systems Analyst Technical Specialist Web Developer


Disclaimer

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