Level 2 Physics

12PHYS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Calver

The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Physics involves an integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop scientific understanding. Concepts and applications of Forces, Motion, Energy, Electromagnetism, Waves and Atomic Physics will be studied. Practical work provides a key opportunity to extend understanding. Problem solving is an essential part of scientific investigation.

The Level 2 Physics course is a prerequisite for Level 3 Physics.


Pathway

Level 3 Physics

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits at Level 1 Science. It is also highly recommended that students have Achieved Maths AS91027 (Algebra) based on the school Entrance Exams.




Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91170 v2 Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
2
E
6
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Disclaimer

Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths