2PHYB

L2 Physics - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Kent

Level 2 Physics - Semester B

Electricity and electromagnetism and atomic physics are fundamental concepts underpinning all physics understanding and a sub-atomic level. 

Physics seeks to understand nature at its most fundamental level. Physicists – and students studying physics – attempt to discover and apply the general laws that govern force and motion, matter and energy, and space and time.

Electricity and atomic physics are fundamental to a range of professional and exciting careers including engineering, astrophysics, radiology, spectroscopy and geophysics. Physics students should develop sufficient scientific awareness and skills to be able to engage with these areas and nurture further interest in them.

Curriculum Skills:

  • Research skills - Finding and evaluating information and apply physics concepts to a real-world example
  • Communication skills using language, symbols and text - Write comprehensive statements that demonstrate understanding of connections between mechanical physics concepts
  • Managing self - Safely plan and carry out practical investigations to demonstrate physical phenomena
  • Participating and contributing - Carry out practical activities in groups
  • Relating to others - apply physics concepts to a real-world example
  • Mathematical skills -  Complete 2+ - step mathematical calculations

Students will need to also study Semester A Level 2 Physics in order to gain Course Endorsement.


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Students choosing this course must be studying Level 2 Semester A Physics. It is also preferable that students are also studying Maths Level 2 Semester A Graphing and Maths Semester B Pre-Calculus

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 9
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 6

Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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