Physics Level 3
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.
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.
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.
AS91523:- Demonstrate understanding of wave systems.
The topics covered in this standard are Interference and diffraction, standing waves and music and the doppler effect.
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
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
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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