PHY3
This course requires 2 options.

Physics - Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Burling

Physics is the study of the relationship between matter and energy.
• Practical investigations
• Applications of Physics
• Light and waves
• Translation, rotation and simple harmonic motion
• Atoms, protons and nuclei
• Electricity and electro-magnetism


Course Overview

Term 1
Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems.
AS 91523 Phy 3.4 (6 Credits External)

Centre of mass, vertical circular motion, banked corners, conical pendulums, rotational motion with constant angular acceleration, angular momentum, rotational inertia, rotational energy, simple harmonic motion.

Term 2
Demonstrate an understanding of wave systems.
AS 91523 Phy 3.3 (4 Credits)

Standing waves, Beats, Doppler effect, two point source interference, diffraction gratings.


Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship.

AS 91521 Phy 3.1 (4 Credits Internal)

Term 3
Demonstrate understanding of electricity systems.
AS 91526 Phy 3.6 (6 Credits External)

Demonstrate understanding of Modern physics.
AS 91525 Phy 3.5 (3 Credits Internal)

Term 4
Revision

Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 (approximately)

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 2, or achieved fewer than 12 credits externally in that course, you will need HOD approval.

A good level of Maths is recommended 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. 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
A.S. 91525 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
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. 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. 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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
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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