L3 Physics

L3PHYS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Grattan

This course involves study of the key concepts of Physics to enable students to choose further study pathways in this specialist area. 

Physics study includes waves, mechanics, relativity, particle physics, electricity and introduction to quantum physics and nuclear physics. 

This course is a prerequisite for entry into many University and Polytechnic Course pathways.

This course will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, both internal and external, with students having the opportunity to gain up to 25 credits at L3.


Course Costs

Attending Field Trip (optional) $100. Course Book $30


Required Prior Learning


Minimum entry requirement is 16 credits in L2 Physics (including Mechanics and Electricity - at Merit/Excellence level advisable) or if given HOD approval. A solid grounding in Algebra and Trigonometry is expected.



Course Credit Information
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.