Level 3 Physics

3PHY
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. 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.
The students can take P3.2 and 2 external examinations, or 3 external examinations.


Recommended Prior Learning

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


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.