13PHY

NCEA Level 3 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Strange

This is a general Level 3 NCEA physics course for students intending to work or study in physics-related fields such as engineering, architecture, games design, radiotherapy, medicine, military training. 

Students can study

  • mechanics – translational motion, circular motion and gravity, rotating systems, oscillating systems
  • electricity – resisters in DC circuits, capacitors in DC circuits, inductors in DC circuits, AC circuits
  • waves – standing waves, the Doppler effect, interference patterns

All achievement standards are based on student interest and may change with general classroom consensus.


Course Overview

Term 1
91525 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics

91521 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship

Term 2
91524 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems

Term 3
Students can choose between:
91523 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
91526 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems

The following optional standard will be set up:
91522 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context

It is recommended that all students complete this standard for one of the provided contexts.

Term 4
The following optional standard will be due in:
91522 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context

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 write-on manual at approximately $20.00 per book.
A scientific calculator is required for this course.

Recommended Prior Learning

3 achievement standards and 1 external at achieved level or higher from level 2 physics.
12 credits from level 2 mathematics.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 29 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91522 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91523 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 6

A.S. 91524 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 6

A.S. 91525 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

A.S. 91526 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 6

A.S. 91527 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 29
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 29
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 29

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.

Disclaimer

POLICY
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.