L3 Physics - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss S. Garlick

Level 3 Physics - Semester A

Develop understanding of Mechanics and Atomic Physics in the real world. 

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

In order to gain Course Endorsement or UE, students must study both Semester A and B of Level 3 Physics.


L3 Physics - Semester B

It is recommended that this course is coupled with Calculus Semester A and B.

Credit Information

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

This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 9

* 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: 9 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.


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.