L2PHY

Physics Level 2

Course Description

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.

The following standards are the core standards that are available for study at this level. A standard course is made up of 20-23 credits.

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Course Overview

Term 1
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

Term 2
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.

Term 3
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.

Term 4
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
• Chemistry


Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
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: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 20

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