NCEA Level 2 Physics
Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Mackintosh
This is a general Level 2 NCEA physics course for students intending to work or study in a physics-related field such as engineering, architecture, games design, radiotherapy, medicine, military training.
- mechanics – linear and circular motion, forces, energy, torque
- waves – lenses and mirrors, sound and light, the electromagnetic spectrum, reflection, refraction.
- modern Physics - Atomic and Nuclear Physics
- physics in context
- practical investigation
All achievement standards are based on student interest and may change with general classroom consensus.
A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.
91172 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
This is an internal assessment.
91171 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
This is an externally assessed standard.
91168 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
This will be internally assessed over 3 consecutive lessons.
Completion of 91171 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
91170 Demonstrate understanding of waves
This is an externally assessed standard
91169 Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
This is assessed as a research-based report
Exam preparation - revision and exam skills.
Possible further assessment opportunities.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
1B8 punched, ringbinder, pencil, 30cm ruler, blue & black pens, highlighter 14J8 graph paper and a scientific calculator is required for this course.
It is recommended that students purchase a SCIPAD workbook at approximately $20.00 per book.
Field Trips: These may be discussed and planned throughout the year as appropriate.
Recommended Prior Learning
A minimum of 12 science and/or agriculture credits, including one external standard at the achieved level.
Be enrolled for either 12MAE or 12MAS and either 12EN1 or 12EN2.
Students may be required to complete a science department algebra, trigonometry and Pythagoras theorem assessment to a satisfactory level.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 2
Term: 4, Week: 4
Term: 4, Week: 4
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Term: 1, Week: 6
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.
Credits listed may change.