Level 3 Physics

13PHY
Course Description

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
  • Waves
  • DC and AC electricity 

Studying physics strengthens quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills that are valuable in areas beyond physics 


Course Overview

Term 1
Modern Physics including
• Photoelectric effect
• Nuclear reactions
• Atomic energy levels
Motion including
• Circular motion
• Gravity
• Conical pendulums
• Banking on curves

Term 2
Waves including
• Standing waves
• Interference pattern
• Doppler effect

Rotational Motion

Term 3
Simple harmonic motion

Electricity including
• DC circuits
• Capacitors
• Inductors

Term 4
AC electricity

Exam revision

Equipment/Stationery

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)
refill pad
calculator


Recommended Prior Learning

At least 13 credits in Level 2 Physics


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91522 v2 Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

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