Physics Level 2
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Jom
This is an in-depth course following on from the content covered in L1 Physical Science and General Science.
This course is designed to give students a general understanding of the laws of physics.
Topics covered include: Light and wave, Mechanics, kinematics, energy, electric fields, DC electricity, electromagnetism, atomic and nuclear physics as well as practical work.
Achievement Standard 91172 - Demonstrate understanding of Atomic and Nuclear Physics.
In this standard, the students will learn about atomic physics and radioactivity as well as nuclear energy.
Achievement Standard 91171 - Demonstrate understanding of Mechanics
This standard covers topics such as motion, vectors, and relative motion, momentum and impulse, projectile motion, circular motion and energy
AS 91168 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship.
This is a practical based investigation that includes data collection, graphing, and report writing.
Achievement Standard 91173 - Demonstrate understanding of Electricity and Electromagnetism.
This standard covers topics such as electric fields, direct current electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction.
Achievement Standard 91170 - Demonstrate understanding of Waves.
In this standard students will be learning about the properties of waves- reflection, refraction diffraction, and interference. Concave and convex mirrors and lenses are also included in this standard.
Revision to prepare for external examinations.
Recommended Prior Learning
Open Entry, however, achievement of: 16 credits at Level 1 Physical Science or Level 1 General Science (including AS90940), and gained merit in Mathematics 1.1
Helpful Accompanying Subjects:
• Mathematics with Statistics
• Mathematics with Calculus
Assessment InformationThe students will be offered 5 achievement standards, two internal standards and three external standards.
One of those internal will be assessed in class under exam condition and the second internal is a practical investigation which will also be assessed under exam condition, however, it takes 4 hours to complete the internal.
All three externals will be assessed by the NZQA at the end of the year.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
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