L3PHY

Physics Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Jom

This course involves students investigating physical phenomena and developing concepts, principles, and models to explain those phenomena.

Topics covered are: Rotation, Kinematics, AC Electricity, Electric Fields, DC Electricity, Electromagnetism, Modern Physics, Waves.

You need to choose L3 Calculus in order to pick this course.

Course Overview

Term 1
AS 91525:- Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
This standard covers nuclear reactions, photoelectric effect, and atomic energy levels.

AS91524:- Demonstrate understanding of Mechanical systems.
Topics covered are translational motion, circular motion and gravity, rotating systems, and oscillating systems.

Term 2
AS 91521:- Practical based investigation that involves an experimental method and data collection, finding out the uncertainties in the data, processing the data collected, graphing, and finding relationships and drawing conclusions.

AS91526:- Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems.
The standard involves learning on DC circuits containing resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Transformers and AC circuits containing a resistor, capacitor, and an inductor.

Term 3
AS91523:- Demonstrate understanding of wave systems.
The topics covered in this standard are interference and diffraction, standing waves and music and the doppler effect.

Term 4
Revision to prepare for external examinations.

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement of: 16 Credits in Level 2 Physics with Achieved in 2.4 and 2.6

Helpful Accompanying Subjects:
• Mathematics with Statistics (under special circumstances)
• Mathematics with Calculus (prefered)
• Chemistry

Assessment Information

The students will be offered 5 achievement standards, two internal standards and three external standards.
Both internal standards will be assessed in class under exam condition. One of these internal standards is a practical investigation which takes 4 hours to complete

All three externals will be assessed by the NZQA at the end of the year.

Total credits offered for in course is 23 credits of which 7 credits will be from internal assessments and 16 credits are from external assessments.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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. 91521 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91523 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91524 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91525 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91526 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

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.