Physics Level 2

L2PHY
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.

Pathway

Physics Level 3

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



Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91170 v2 Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
2
E
6
Y
Y
Total Credits

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

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