3PHYSA
This course requires 1 option.

Level 3 Physics - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Philip Bache

This is an ideal course for students who want to further extend their scientific knowledge and skills in Physics. Physics is an essential prerequisite for entry into most University level engineering courses as well as for all types of Physics degrees.
Physics at this level demands very good skills in mathematics.
Semester A offers the study of Mechanical Systems through an External Standard followed by a course to develop higher level Investigation skills through an Internal Standard.
If you are intending for this to be a University approved subject, you must take both Semester A and B of this course.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits from external standards in Year 12 Physics and a minimum of 12 credits in Mathematics at Level 2, including Algebra.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
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
4
4
4
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6
6
6
6
3
E
6
Y
*
Total Credits

Approved subjects for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsment: 10

* 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.

10
10
6
10
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries