Level 3 Physics
Teacher in Charge: Mr G. Burn
Physics is the study how things work at scales ranging from subatomic to cosmological and helps us understand why things in the natural world happen the way they do
The level three course covers four main areas
- Rotational and simple harmonic motion
- Modern physics
- DC and AC electricity
Studying physics strengthens quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills that are valuable in areas beyond physics
Modern Physics including
• Photoelectric effect
• Nuclear reactions
• Atomic energy levels
• Circular motion
• Conical pendulums
• Banking on curves
• Standing waves
• Interference pattern
• Doppler effect
Simple harmonic motion
• DC circuits
Optional workbook -scipad L3 Physics bundle (internal and external) (cost approximately $26). This is highly recommended as it is a valuable resource to supplement classwork.
1 x 2B8 exercise book
20 pocket display book
1 x 14K8 (graph paper)
Recommended Prior Learning
At least 13 credits in Level 2 Physics
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
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.
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