St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 3 Physics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Clarke.

Recommended Prior Learning

Require a minimum of 13 credits from Physics Level 2.

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 1 internal assessment on modern physics.

There are also have 3 external examinations on mechanics, waves, and electrical systems.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Registered Nurse, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Anaesthetist, Software Developer, Pathologist, Chemist, Building Surveyor, Marine Biologist, Architect, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Electronics Engineer

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 $30


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.