3PHY

L3 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss S. Garlick

Level 3 Physics 

Develop understanding of Mechanics and Atomic Physics in the real world. Then move on to learning about wave motion and electrical systems.

Students who enjoy problem solving, have an interest in Physics and are intending on continuing on to do a Physics based University degree should take this course.

Curriculum Skills:

Skills and Competencies taught:

  • 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


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Device, calculator, exercise book/refill

Pathway

It is recommended that this course is coupled with Calculus at Level 3.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91523 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91524 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91525 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91526 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject.

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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