NCEA Level 3 Physics

13PHY
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. SULLIVAN

You will study: Experimental analysis and uncertainties; Waves - sound, light and radio waves; All types of motion and the forces that cause them; Electricity and electromagnetism; Atoms, photons and nuclei; Using measuring, electrical and electronic equipment.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $20 (Book) and approximately $150 for a field trip to Rainbows End.
Stationery Requirements: Graph paper, 2 x 1B5, 1 x 2B8


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Physics and Mathematics achieving 12 or more credits in both.  It would also be advisable that Year 13 Physics students also take a Year 13 Mathematics course (either 13MAC or 13MAS or both).


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2 Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91522 v2 Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Disclaimer

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