NCEA Level 3 Physics

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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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91521 v2 Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91522 v2 Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91527 v2 Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
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.

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

Pathway Tags

Physics: Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician


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Credits listed may change.