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.

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.

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

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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
• Mathematics with Calculus
• Chemistry

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. 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
TotalNumeracy 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.

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