Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Mackintosh
This is a general Level 2 NCEA physics course for students intending to work or study in a physicsrelated field such as engineering, architecture, games design, radiotherapy, medicine, military training.
Students study
All achievement standards are based on student interest and may change with general classroom consensus.
Term 1
91172  Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
This will be internally assessed as a closed book test.
91171  Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
This is an externally assessed standard
Term 2
91168 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a nonlinear mathematical relationship
This will be internally assessed over 3 consecutive lessons.
Completion of 91171  Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
Term 3
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 researchbased report
Term 4
Exam preparation  revision and exam skills.
Possible further assessment opportunities.
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 writeon manual at approximately $20.00 per book.
Field Trips: These may be discussed and planned throughout the year as appropriate.
A minimum of 12 science and/or agriculture credits, including one external standard at the achieved level.
Be enrolled for either 12MA1 or 12MA2 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.
Assessment  Level 
Internal or External 
Credits 
L1 Literacy Credits  UE Literacy Credits  Numeracy Credits 

A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1  Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a nonlinear mathematical relationship  2 
I 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91169 v2
Physics 2.2  Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
I 
3 
Y 

A.S. 91170 v2
Physics 2.3  Demonstrate understanding of waves
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
E 
4 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91171 v2
Physics 2.4  Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
E 
6 
Y 
Y 

A.S. 91172 v2
Physics 2.5  Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Assessments: Term: , Week: 
2 
I 
3 
Y 

Total Credits 
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Physics: Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician, Architect
POLICY
It is the policy of TauponuiaTia College to have schoolwide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.
Credits listed may change.