Level 3 Physics

3PHY
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Napier

Recommended Prior Learning

15 credits at NCEA Level 2 in Physics and 14 credits at NCEA Level 2 in Mathematics or by consultation with Ms Napier.


This course is for those students who want to build on their interest and knowledge gained from 2PHY course. It focuses on Mechanics (translational, rotational and simple harmonic), Electricity (DC, AC and electromagnetism), Waves (including the physics of music and the doppler effect) and Modern Physics. This course provides a foundation for further study at tertiary level in fields such as Physics, Health Science and Engineering.
At the end of the year, the students can take P3.2 and 2 external examinations, or 3 external examinations.


Learning Areas:

Putaiao - Sciences



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