Level 3 Physics
Teacher in Charge: C. Northage
This course examines further aspects of mechanics (translational, circular, simple harmonic motion) waves (musical instruments, interference and sound effects) and electricity and electromagnetism, building on Level 2 skills and knowledge. Students will learn conceptual, experimental, and problem-solving skills.
The course will also include practical work which will form part of the internal assessment.
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 an alternative to those listed below:
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems - 4 credits, external
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics - 3 credits, internal*
*This standard will require students to prepare outside of normal class time.
Physics Achievement Standards at Level 2 (Internal and External) or in consultation with Head of Faculty.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$30 Physics Workbooks
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16
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.
Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Dentist, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse, Chemist, Exercise and Sport Scientist, Nano-scientist, Speech Therapist, Radiation Therapist, Biomedical Scientist, Electronics, Geologist, Land Planning and Development, Neuro-scientist, Physiology, Surveying Measurement, Computational Modelling, Energy Management, Forensic Scientist, Sports Technology, Teacher, Telecommunications, Astronomy, Biologist, Biochemist, Architect,
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.