NCEA Level 2 Physics

12PHY
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Aulsford

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.


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Physics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary course contribution:
Field trip transport costs, will be advised at the time.
Student workbook $30


Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 16 Level 1 Science credits including a physics standard with at least 12 credits at Merit level or above or in consultation with Head of Science. 

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


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91169 v2 Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
2
I
3
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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

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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.