PHY2
This course requires 2 options.

Physics - Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Burling

Physics is the study of the relationship between matter and energy.
• Mechanics
• Electricity and Electromagnetism
• Light and waves
• Atomic and nuclear physics
• Practical investigations


Course Overview

Term 1
Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems.
AS 91523 Phy 2.4 (6 Credits External)

Covering - Motion under constant acceleration, Projectile motion, Circular motion, , Forces, Torque, Equilibrium, Energy & Momentum.

Term 2
Demonstrate an understanding of wave systems.
AS 91170 Phy 2.3 (4 Credits External)

Covering - Optics (Reflection and Refraction, Curved mirrors, Lenses, Total internal reflection) and Wave theory (Transverse and Longitudinal Waves, Diffraction, Refraction, Reflection, Interference, Superposition, Standing waves, Two point source interference).


Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship. AS 91168 Phy 2.1 (4 Credits Internal)

Term 3
Demonstrate understanding of electricity systems.
AS 91526 Phy 2.6 (6 Credits External)

Covering - Electric fields, Electrostatic forces, Series and Parallel circuits, Voltage, Current, Resistance, Power, Magnetic fields, Magnetic forces, Motors, Induction, Generators.


Demonstrate understanding of Atomic & Nuclear physics.
AS 91172 Phy 2.5 (3 Cr Int)

Atomic structure, Radioactivity, Radioactive decay, Fission, Fusion

Term 4
Demonstrate understanding of Atomic & Nuclear physics (continued).
AS 91172 Phy 2.5 (3 Cr Int)

Revision

Pathway

Career Pathways

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 8 credits externally in that course, you will need HOD approval.

A sound level of algebra/maths is required for this course.

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. 91173 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
6
6
6
6
6

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

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
3
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91171 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
6
6
6
6
6

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
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
4

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
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
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
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
TotalNumeracy Credits: 20

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