Level 3 Physics
Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Gray
The Year 13 Physics course is a follow-on course from Year 12 and provides students with a greater depth of the Year 12 content areas of Mechanics, Waves, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Electricity, and Electromagnetism.
The course includes 2 internal assessments covering modern physics and an investigation into a non-linear relationship.
There are also have 3 external examinations on mechanics, waves, and electrical systems.
Recommended Prior Learning
Require a minimum of 14 credits from Physics Level 2 which must include one external from either AS 2.3 or AS 2.5.
You may not take this course AND Level 3 General Science.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
The opportunity to purchase revision and study workbooks through the school will be offered, but there is no obligation to purchase these. Suggestions for appropriate workbooks will be provided in the student information sheet issued at the start of the year. The cost is approximately $35.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 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.
All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:
- meeting any course entry requirements
- minimum class sizes
- the availability of teaching staff
and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.