Level 3 Physics

13PHYS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Chand

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. 



Course Overview

Term 1
AS91521 Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship 3 4
AS91524 Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems 3 6

Term 2
AS91526 Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems 3 6

Term 3
AS91523 Demonstrate understanding of waves systems 3 4
AS91525 Demonstrate understanding of modern Physics 3 3

Term 4
AS91523 Demonstrate understanding of waves systems 3 4

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Level 3 Physics Externals sciPAD and the Level 3 Physics Internals sciPAD approximately $25.00


Recommended Prior Learning

To take Year 13 Physics you need to have Achieved in at least two external achievement standards in year 12 Physics.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
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
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

* 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: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Pathway Tags

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