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.

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


Assessment Information

The 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.

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
Total Numeracy Credits: 20