Level 3 Physics
Year 13 Physics
Physics is the study of matter, energy, and the interactions between them. In this course,you will learn about light and waves, motion and energy and electromagnetism as well as atomic and basic quantum physics. Practical investigations will provide you with opportunities to experience how scientists study physics in the real world. This course is an approved UE course
Endorsement in Physics requires students to obtain a minimum of 14 Credits and at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards at either Merit or Excellence level.
AS91524 Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems 6 credits
AS91521 Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship 4 credits
AS91523 Demonstrate understanding of waves systems 4 credits
AS91525 Demonstrate understanding of modern physics 3 credits
AS91522 Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context 3 credits
Recommended Prior Learning
To take Year 13 Physics you need to have Achieved in at least two external achievement standards in year 12 Physics.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
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.
PATHWAYS / CAREER RELEVANCE: Physics is an important pre-requisite for most science, engineering, technology, medical, electrical, and flying, geology, energy management, oceanography qualifications at tertiary level. Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician,