12PHY

NCEA Level 2 Physics

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: B. Bell

Content/Skills:

  • Practical skills and physical relationships;
  • Light and waves;
  • Mechanics (motion, forces, momentum, energy);
  • Electricity and magnetism; and
  • Atomic physics.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.

Field trip: One day trip to University of Canterbury.

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 16 Level 1 Science credits at least 8 credits at Merit level (including AS90940) or above or in consultation with Head of Science. 

It is highly recommended that AS91027 is Achieved with Merit to support the Algebra requirements in this course.

This course needs to be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 3 (Year 13).

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary course contribution:
An optional field trip of approximately $35.

Pathway

Credit Information

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91169 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91170 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91171 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
6
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
6
6
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 16

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.

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