Garin College Garin College

Level 3 Physics

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Northage.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to study NCEA Level 2 Physics and be successful in both internals and external assessments. Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Head of Faculty

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.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 Physics Workbooks


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.