Level 3 Physics - Semester A

3PHYSA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. 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 Waves through an External Standard followed by one or two internal standards to develop higher level research skills.
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

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91522 v2 Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 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.

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Disclaimer

Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.