PHY2

Level 2 Physics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Northage

This course will include topics on mechanics (forces, motion, momentum and energy), waves (light and mechanical), electricity (static and DC) and electromagnetism. Students will learn conceptual, experimental, and problem-solving skills that many employers appreciate as valuable, and get to learn first hand from class work, practicals, and research.

The course will also include practical work which will form part of the internal assessment. If time permits, aspects of Atomic and Nuclear Physics* will be explored as well.

This is a recommended course for students considering tertiary courses in Engineering, Health Science, Veterinary Science, Aviation, Construction, Food Technology, Radiation Therapy, Surveying, Architectural Studies, Building Science and numerous majors in a Science or Applied Science degree. 

The following standards may be available as alternatives to those listed below: 

A.S. 91170 v2 Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves - 4 credits, external

A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics - 3 credits, internal*

*This standard will require students to prepare outside of normal class time.

Entry Guidelines

Level 1 Physics Achievement Standard (External) or on consultation with Head of Faculty.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$31 Physics Workbooks.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91171 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 16

Disclaimer

An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.


All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.